Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums
The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!
OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"
Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.
Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.
Yes, i LOVE them! i grow everything i can get my hands on...
Yes, i grow Asian terrestrials
Yes, i grow European terrestrials
Yes, i grow African or American terrestrials
I grow a particular genus/s only
No, i need encouragement!
This is a discussion on Do you grow Terrestrial Orchids? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Khayael I used to have Bletilla striata for long, long time at ...
Gabriel, I'd suggest trying different potting medias or amending your soil differently to see if what might work better. At a guess -- and it is only a guess -- perhaps your Oklahoma soil is too water retentive over the winter. If so, then a more free draining soil might be required.
About half of the orchids I grow are terrestrials. I mostly grow Australian species. I'm slowly adding Africans and Europeans to the collection.
A few...3 paphs and a phrag. Plus a eulophia keithii.
I got a tiny start of bletilla striata at my OS meeting from a friend, but it is very small and not in great shape. If it lives, I'll claim I am growing it, but not yet.
I'll be happy to try a disa if/when I come across one here that isn't too expensive. I think it would be happy next to my phrag.
Last edited by Kmac; October 10th, 2011 at 02:04 PM.
The terrestrials which I have are:- Spath. Plicata. Spath. Kimbaliana, Spath. parsonsii, Epi. radicans. Epi. ibaguense.
The Spathoglottis are grown in pots of Potting Mix with Aloflor and charcoal added for good drainage. The above Epis. are actually planted in a garden bed in full sun. I did this with these 2 plants because they were multiplying so much they were taking up too much space on my benches.
I have other Epis. (Hybrids) which are potted in med. grade Aliflor & charcoal, and do well.
I am not familliar with many of the species that have been mentioned before. I don't know whether they would grow in my conditions.
Yes, but there are some that are terrestrial, in particular the 2 that I mentioned.
I have nine paphs and an Anechtochilus chapensis.