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Old 12-20-2020, 11:46 AM
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I inherited this orchid about 7 years ago and its put out maybe 3 new bulbs. I've alternated between moss and bark trying to get a bloom but no luck. I'm thinking I might put it in a terrarium to increase the humidity and see if that helps? Is there any way to confirm what it is so that I can tailor the light/mix/temps in the hopes of getting a bloom? I'm beyond frustrated and any help would be great. I've come this close to turfing him.
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Old 12-20-2020, 12:06 PM
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I think Bulbophyllum. Looking at the rambling growth habit as well as pseudobulb shape.
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Old 12-20-2020, 12:38 PM
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Thank You Roberta! So do you think a terrarium and moss would help?
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Worth a try... if a Bulbo, it probably can benefit from more humidity. Also, what are temperatures? It probably could benefit from a bit more warmth too.
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Old 12-20-2020, 03:38 PM
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My temperature range is 16 - 24 with about a 50% humidity. If I put it in a terrarium would I have to be careful about the sun? I'm thinking the glass would burn the leaves? I have lots of luck with phals and dendrobium but this guy has me stumped. And sorry I called you Roberta but its Carl I see. Thanks Again
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Actually, I AM Roberta... Carl? No. I think that Phalaenopsis conditions should be very good for this one (assuming Bulbo...) And some of these are just reluctant bloomers. So patience...
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Water it a lot more.
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I think bulbo

An encyclia with bulbs that size would have much longer leaves in my experience.

More moisture but keep it airy I have started mixing chopped sphag with rock wool cubes and medium large bark

I grow it in baskets but I would work in a pot too
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Thank you! I'm going to repot tomorrow with some sphagnum and hope that helps.
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Why repot it? That’ll set it back until it grows new roots.

I agree it’s likely a bulbophyllum, so my first efforts would be to warm it up and make sure the medium is evenly moist.
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