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Old 10-04-2019, 10:44 AM
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New to this type of orchid and I am supposed to receive an Elizabeth Ann Buckleberry today which I bought off Ebay.

I so really want to make sure I'm going to set it up to thrive.

I've been searching the boards here but I'm not finding that much in detail about care. Would anyone have information I can use? I did find info on American Orchids page but it's about Bulbophyllums in general.

I would like to keep it indoors with my other orchids . The room gets 50% humidity and around 63f - 67f at night. From what I have read both of these ( humidity and temp ) maybe on it's low tolerance side.



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That humidity sounds manageable as long as it isnít mounted. It might be a little hard to keep up with itís watering requirements if it was mounted kept indoors. These do like their water. This one is a Ďsprawlerí so it might be hard to keep in a regular pot, fyi.

Whatís your light situation like though? I know that a lot of what I have read is that Bulbos are lower light orchids. I have just not found this to be the case. With only two exceptions, all mine (including the Elizabeth Ann) hang out with my Dendrobiums and Cattleyas in the higher light areas. Thatís the only way I have gotten good growth and some blooms out most of them. Maybe some others can chime in?
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That humidity sounds manageable as long as it isnít mounted. It might be a little hard to keep up with itís watering requirements if it was mounted kept indoors. These do like their water. This one is a Ďsprawlerí so it might be hard to keep in a regular pot, fyi.

Whatís your light situation like though? I know that a lot of what I have read is that Bulbos are lower light orchids. I have just not found this to be the case. With only two exceptions, all mine (including the Elizabeth Ann) hang out with my Dendrobiums and Cattleyas in the higher light areas. Thatís the only way I have gotten good growth and some blooms out most of them. Maybe some others can chime in?


Thank you for helping me out. I read they like bright, indirect light and I have a spot on my patio that could work but the amount of time this area receives good, Eastern sun is about maybe 3 - 4 hours. After that the sun is blocked by my patio and the rest of the day is more SouthWest and pretty harsh.



Inside. I think my current setup will be okay for light.
I use a light meter to test the lights and I currently get 1458.58 footcandles (fc) to 2183.22 fc in the morning ( East facing window ) to 956.9FC by 12:30 noon. From what I read Cattleyas like between 2500 - 4000 FC. I recently purchased a Catasetum so I purchased few grow lights to increase the amount of light for it .


I hear you about it being difficult to keep in a pot so I guess most people mount these? If so is the concern about keeping it mounted and indoors just watering needs or also humidity? I don't have many orchids so I'm willing to do the work to keep it watered but humidity would be a challenge.

---------- Post added at 12:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:41 PM ----------

I just found this thread talking about mounting an Elizabeth Ann Buckleberry
Bulb Elizabeth Ann 'Buckleberry' division - best way to pot up

I think I'll definitely mount it.
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Baskets work as well, you certainly donít have to mount it.


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If so is the concern about keeping it mounted and indoors just watering needs or also humidity?
They are one in the same, really. The usual lower indoor humidity leads to the mounts drying faster so theyíll have higher water needs. Itís just hard to keep up with them indoors. I hated bringing my mounts inside for the winter and they would be crispy just a few hours after watering. Thatís ok for some orchids but not Bulbos. Got a grow tent to maintain the humidity (prior to the greenhouse) and that helped a lot.
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Baskets work as well, you certainly donít have to mount it.



They are one in the same, really. The usual lower indoor humidity leads to the mounts drying faster so theyíll have higher water needs. Itís just hard to keep up with them indoors. I hated bringing my mounts inside for the winter and they would be crispy just a few hours after watering. Thatís ok for some orchids but not Bulbos. Got a grow tent to maintain the humidity (prior to the greenhouse) and that helped a lot.
Gotcha . Thank you again for trying to help me. I checked out your instagram and you some gorgeous orchids.

I'm going to check on getting a basket and figuring out a place on my back patio to make this work. If not then I have a grow tent that I have just sitting around. It may look odd but I could set it up in the room. LOL

My family is going to think I'm trying to grow something illegal LOL.
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