Orchid Q&A

* Air Conditioning
* Ansellia africana
* Aquarium Water
* Brassavola Care
* Black Growths
* Brassavola Care
* Calanthe Culture
* Catts in Hawaii
* Change of Environment
* Coconut Husk
* Cymbidiella rhodocheila
* Culture of Alba Orchids
* Dehydration
* Dendrobium Care
* Dendrobium Repotting
* Dendrochilum magnum
* Dormancy
* Dry Conditions
* Epsom Salts
* Eulophia species
* Fertilizer Injector Dosage
* Flowering Vanilla
* Habenaria rhodocheila
* Holcoglossum kimballiana
* Inobulbum munificum
* Jewel Orchids
* Judging Orchids
* Leaf Color
* Leaf Residue
*
Leaftip Burn
* Liparis viridiflora



Q.

Inobulbum munificum
Can you give me any care information on growing the unusual orchid, Inobulbum munificum? Does it have any special needs? — Fred Hammet

 

A.

Inobulbum munificum1 is related to dendrobiums and can be grown similarly to the tropical members of that genus, or as for cattleyas, with strong light and intermediate (80º F days, 60º F nights) temperatures. Allow it to dry out slightly between waterings. As with many bulbous, seasonally active dendrobiums, this species will do best if allowed a drier resting period with little or no nitrogen after the pseubobulbs are mature. Inobulbon must rate as one of the most bizarrely hairy of all orchids.— Ned Nash


1) Accepted as Dendrobium munificum by the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.




Inobulbum munificum. photo © 2003 Greg Allikas


Orchid Q&A

* Masdevallia coccinea
* Mastering Miltonias
* Maxillaria sophronitis
* Mealybug Infestation
* Meristemming Monopodials
* Missing Pollen
* Night Length
* Night Lights
* No Flowers
* Non-flowering Doritaenopsis
* Oncostele Wildcat
* Oncidium Sharry Baby
* Orchid Honeydew
* Paphinia herrerae
* Paphiopedilum armeniacum
* Paphiopedilum delenatii
*
Phaius Culture
* Phalaenopsis Problem
*
Phalaenopsis Spiking
* Plant Sitter
* Rainwater Collection
* Redwood Bark
* Re-rooting Plants
* Spotted Oncidum Leaves
*
Sticking Flowers
* Storing Pollen
*
The Larger the Better
* Vanda Keiki
* Virus Question