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Old 08-27-2013, 03:39 AM
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Eria are sturdy once you get them established. Getting them established is unfortunately not easy considering that they are for the most part a relatively poorly documented group of plants in terms of culture. They also grow a bit slow, but not too slow as to make them overly frustrating to grow. Slowest to grow are the roots, which almost always look messed up. Of what I've seen so far, (and this could change with time), each pseudobulb does not have a whole lot of roots on them.

Porpax are even more poorly documented.

For me to grow any Porpax species for about 2 - 3 years was amazing, imo, given that each species I've grown, I've only attempted to grow once or twice at most. And add to that, the ridiculously sparse information that is readily available there is about cultivating them properly.
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The sellers included culture information at my request, I'll see what they say. I'm rebuying an Eria globifera, making sure to keep it out of direct sun this time. It had put out 3 growths from a single bulb in the first year I had it, so I hope this newer plant is just as vigorous.

I've been scouring the web for information from people who have grown porpax, so hopefully I can get them established.
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@ theroc1217, I hope you will post pics when u get it in... B/c king, I've just fallen in love with a whole new genus! These are so cool looking, and I love a challenge, but should, and will, wait to grow this one another time! But, they are really really cool to see!! Thanks for sharing all this info!!! It is priceless, I'm sure, to those trying to grow these!
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Two days ago I received Porpax ustulata in good condition.



I remember that King_of_orchid_growing said: "Porpax don't like moss". I removed him from moss and added on the cork slab with polliculosum colonies.


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If you look at photos of them growing in the wild, the second photo you posted is pretty close to how they grow.
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This is very cool, but where do you guys actually get them?

Also, this isnt related to their culture, but why do they have that fancy "sheath" around their pseudobulbs?
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This is very cool, but where do you guys actually get them?
Not sure who has them available right now. For you, you'd have to find a source from Indo.

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Also, this isnt related to their culture, but why do they have that fancy "sheath" around their pseudobulbs?
I don't know.
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If you look at photos of them growing in the wild, the second photo you posted is pretty close to how they grow.
Thank you

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This is very cool, but where do you guys actually get them?
My Porpax come from Asia. But I saw them in Elsner, in Popow, from Germany.

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Also, this isnt related to their culture, but why do they have that fancy "sheath" around their pseudobulbs?
This is a feature of the species. Why cats don't have horns?
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