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Sobennikoffias

This is a discussion on Sobennikoffias within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just curious if anyone out there grows these. I have two robusta and humbertiana, but ...

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    Just curious if anyone out there grows these. I have two robusta and humbertiana, but there isn't much information out there about their culture. I'd love to trade tips if anyone has any know-how.

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    I was not familiar with this type, so did a little OrchidWiz research and found what Baker says about them. First, as you probably already know, they are related to Angracecums. They require bright 2500 - 3500 FC of diffuse or filtered light and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. They need constant 'strong' air movement and high humidity -- even during their winter rest period where you should not feed, but should continue to water, just much less than in the growing period. They can be grown mounted (requires daily watering because of air movement) or in shallow, fast draining containers. He also says that the blooms last a very long 'extended' time.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks Bruce. I had already mined my OrchidWiz as well--since I purchased it during the OrchidTalk special a couple of months ago. That's all I had to go by for culture--very handy, but I was curious if anyone else grew them. Apparently, I am the lone sobennikoffia grower--for now. Just you wait until I post pictures of them one of these days--then everyone will want one.

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    I bet there is someone here that grows one, Sarah! We have such a diverse group, it may take a few days for someone who does grow one to see the thread. In the mean time, I am still drooling over the bloom of the humbertiana. It looks like an angel in flight. I love it and of course -WANT ONE! heheh... Oh, man, I am so addicted to orchids. lol

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