Originally Posted by Lagoon
Looks like you're doing really well with the tols. Bloom colours are wonderful for sure.
I get my first tolum mid month - I may need a coach, LOL!
I don't think they require any special care. I treat them just like my other orchids. They all came in this tiny little clay pots with their roots all around outside them, not all, but most of them. I bought all mine in flowers, well, that's why I bought them. hehe so tiny yet so cute!
Once flowers are gone, they put out new fans and roots. A few of mine are so pot bound that I took two of them out of their pots and planted in larger plastic pots.
Two things I can tell you regarding their culture is that one, they need high light. Mine all grow hanging by the south window. purplish cast or dark little spots on leaves indicate they are getting enough to grow well and flower. I kept one under my halogen lamp (within 8inches from the bulb, but lower as leaves grew tall, but at one point it apparently got too close and burned a little.) all winter and it grew well and spiked. It's the pink one in the picture.
Two, water everyday. They are in such tiny clay pots that they dry out completely by the sunny window setup. I water once in the morning and again in the afternoon or evening or when I'm home, mist all through out the day. After all, they need water to grow leaves and flowers!
While they are spiking, buddiing, or in flower, failing to water enough cause premature loss of them all! So remember! they last one or two months in bloom, often branching out and bloom more from the main spike.