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Eriopsis biloba

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    Has anyone ever grown this ? How ?

    I have a plant , has slowly made a new ( third) bulb the same size as the two on when it was imported - the size of a small Conference Pear , say three inches or so high, long hard leaf . I've grown it in S/H. It seems to come from steep slopes, which means well-drained - as it is also often terrestrial, so I am thinlking of trying rockwool cubes, looking for the great leap forward - but any advice would be welcome.
    If you don't klnow it - look at it in IOSPE - all of the pics - could be quite stunning I think.

    I assume I am allowed in here, in this forum, as a "newbie" to ask the Seniors..?. (joke)

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    Geoff, I see that Tom posted some glorious pictures of his success with this - look at the "similar threads" below and you'll probably glean some information. I can't wait to see how this does for you.

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    Thanks Patty ; yes, I got there myself - by googling the species, and coming up with the April and June 2010 postings here about this. Actually everything I read looks right - slow growing, and the black bulbs ( which worried me) are normal, and my bulb dimensions are FS ... I have been growing in S/H but as the last bulb now looks complete have taken it out to dry off a little.I have pm'd Tom about his compost as CHC does not mean anything to me, but maybe my S/H system is doing the trick anyway.
    BTW I also have the other species - E sceptrum , my plant is much smaller physically , which I am growing hanging up as an epiphyte - it looks Ok, but I'll research this one too, now.

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    I bet Tom would be happy to tell you what he does with this orchid, Geoff. Hopefully, he will see your posting.

    cheers,
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    Would anyone agree that CHC means Coco Husk chunks ? That's the only bit of Tom's postings I am unsure about .

    I did pm him, but think that for whatever reason he has not seen that.

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    Yes, Geoff - coconut husk chips or chunks.

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