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Potting medium for hippeastrum epiphytes?

Posted by rredbbeard SE CT USA/zone 6 (rredbbeard@yahoo.com) on
Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 7:36

Besides h.aulicum, which species are regarded as epiphytic, and what potting mediums have produced the best results for you? There doesn't appear to be a concise listing of this information.

I have year-old seedlings of h.aulicum that started well in a 'parfait' of scoria and perlite plus some organic potting material, but are ready to repot now. I'm inclined to use either orchid bark, or straight scoria in a terra cotta pot.

What have you used for evansiae, iguazuanum, parodii, neopardinum, etc?

Comments?

-Rr


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RE: Potting medium for hippeastrum epiphytes?

I grow papilio as an epiphyte, plaqued on a cedar board. Roots covered in sphagnum moss only. Also a cross between H. pap & H aul in a coco basket with "Orchid Mix" as substrate.


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RE: Potting medium for hippeastrum epiphytes?

I've never seen slabbed hippeastrums. Can you post pictures?
I'm thinking I may put some of my aulicum seedlings on planks. How would h.teyucuarensis or other species do with this method?

Thanks,
--Rr


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RE: Potting medium for hippeastrum epiphytes?

Robert,

Here is the link for Pat's method of mounting H. papilio. I've never forgotten that thread and his photos! I wish it was a feasible way for me to grow them.

Jim

Here is a link that might be useful: Mounting H. papilio


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RE: Potting medium for hippeastrum epiphytes?

Here is the link to the 'mature' slab.

Jim

Here is a link that might be useful: Pat's blooming slab of H. papilio


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