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Old 07-03-2024, 10:32 PM
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I recently bought 3 species of european terrestrial orchids from tarzane group, Ophrys lutea, Ophrys fuciflora and Anacamptis papilionacea. I just received them today and wanted to talk about and share what im doing with them. They're way bigger than expected (im used to the tiny corybas ones lol) I got some pots prepared and potted them in a mix of akadama,pumice,charcoal,extremely tiny bit of sand+perlie and orchiata bark, plus some mycorrhizae for fun and spread it on and around the tubers. I potted the tubers up with the side that has a little hole in it. Growing them indoors because the climate isnt very ideal outdoors, im gonna try doing it year round since the summers are too wet and humid and the winter is too cold. I could temporarily grow them outdoors although i dont see a benefit for doing that for 2 months then bringing them in, plus i dont want pests attacking them immediately when they leaf out. I'll try to update this as time goes on

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Old 07-04-2024, 03:02 AM
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For terrestrials growing in the soil (as opposed on top of the soil). I normally prefer them to come with as much original soil / growing media as possible, as for some it is already difficult enough to mimic their preferred climate. But maybe shipping issues or a different already proven concept?

Good growing luck with them!
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Old 07-04-2024, 06:16 AM
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... tiny bit of sand+perlie and orchiata bark...
I don't think that mix will work. These are terrestrials and that mix seems more suitable to epiphytes.
Meteo data at my city here.
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Old 07-04-2024, 10:34 PM
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I think it'll work pretty good, im testing it in a pot with no tubers in it, i tried making it so it will stay relatively moist but dry out fast. I put an extremely small amount of orchid bark, like a few pieces in the mix.
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