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Old 09-24-2020, 01:43 PM
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Thatís truth. Every now and then I will see the beginning of scale, and think WTH? I just checked that. Then realize, yeah, you sure did... six months ago.
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That's a great-looking myrmecophila. This is a genus that I find really captivating. The flowers are spectacular, and the growth habit of the plants is intriguing (plus, I like ants, so I can't help but being drawn to that name). Unfortunately, it's also a genus that I wouldn't dare attempt to try and grow one or more of the species, as keeping it warm enough in the winter would be something of a challenge for me. But I do envy those of you who live in climates that allow you to grow species of this genus so admirably well. Congratulations on your beauty of a plant--and the flowers aren't bad either. :-)

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Thanks Steve.

I credit this genus for my passion for orchids. Iíve always had a casual relationship with them from rescuing the phals my mom would almost kill and then keeping them but it was that from age 15-29 then I saw a Schomburgkia on a tree on a walk on a lunch break at work and I had to know more and that kind of led me here

There are some hybrids that stay sort of small. Perhaps you could have one after all?
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I can accommodate larger-sized orchids. It's the all-year-heat requirement (preference?) that presents an obstacle to growing species like Myrmecophila christinae, exaltata (my two current favorites), etc. I actually could provide the necessary warmth during the winter, but that would mean everything else that prefers a cool winter rest would suffer. For now I'll just enjoy photos that other growers post of these fascinating plants.
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