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    Can you please tell me where I can find good information on the care of schomburgkia’s? I am in love with them I want to do as much research as possible regarding the growing conditions they require and the size of them. Right now I am interested in the brysianan, tibiscinis, and thompsoniana. I live in FL, so I want to make sure we have the correct temp. to grow them. Any help and pictures you can provide me with I would really appreciate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gte1011 View Post
    Can you please tell me where I can find good information on the care of schomburgkia’s? I am in love with them I want to do as much research as possible regarding the growing conditions they require and the size of them. Right now I am interested in the brysianan, tibiscinis, and thompsoniana. I live in FL, so I want to make sure we have the correct temp. to grow them. Any help and pictures you can provide me with I would really appreciate.
    I can give you a little information, but will let ABro do the talkin'...
    All three of the species you mentioned of Myrmecophila (the hollow bulbed Schomburgkia) can easily be grown outside, even in full sun... no real care needed, except an occasional watering whenever it's convenient...

    -Pat

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    ..and you might want to have at least 6 feet of growing space for each plant. These can be a real pill for indoor growers *snicker*

    Aaron does have some really nice plants...

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    I grow all of my orchids outside so space is not an issue. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gte1011 View Post
    Can you please tell me where I can find good information on the care of schomburgkia’s? I am in love with them I want to do as much research as possible regarding the growing conditions they require and the size of them. Right now I am interested in the brysianan, tibiscinis, and thompsoniana. I live in FL, so I want to make sure we have the correct temp. to grow them. Any help and pictures you can provide me with I would really appreciate.
    Sorry that I have yet to reply to this thread, but I have just now found it. One of the best books for information on schomburgkias that I know of is The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume III i.e. Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, and Other South American Genera. Written by Carl L. Withner. This is the only book that I know of that is really written on or about schombs, and in full detail. There really isn't anywhere on the web that I can recommend, or know of. This book has been indespensable. Also where do you live in FL? That will give me a better idea of the natural environment around you. Also, depending on where you are I can recommend a good grower to get some schombs from. Also just let me know what you would like some pictures of, and I will be more then happy to provide them.

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    I just figured out how I can get a schomb to bloom. Aaron, I'll send you the dough to buy a nice blooming size one, you take care of it and when it starts to spike, you send it to me!!!!

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