Very nice as always Fred. The white form will be joining the collection soon.....
I ordered a few days ago, and now have a grass pink and crane orchid. I was going to get a Lilium, but I have limited room in the pot. Maybe later.
Originally Posted by SFLguy
I think you misunderstood. I meant one that would go well with VFT in VFT environment, not that the VFT and the orchid would be in the terrarium with the Nepenthes.
Originally Posted by SubRosa
I tried looking for those. No luck in the States.
Originally Posted by fredg
I know the perfect orchid for a carnivorous plant grower! Bulbophyllums! Not only are they easy to grow, and thrive under really humid conditions, they produce very bizarre and beautiful flowers that smell anywhere between carrion to mushrooms. When they flower they'll attract food for your carnivorous plants!
I am currently growing a Bulbophyllum blumei. But I've always wanted to try a B. echinolabium
On the other hand, if you're willing to try a succulent, Stapeliads are easy to grow and produce flowers like these. They also would attract tons of food for your carnivorous plants. If I didn't live in a desert and could grow a ton of Carnivores, that sort of set up would make me smile with efficiency.
I'll look into those for the terrarium, thanks. I have some desert plants also, so I'll look into Stapeliads as well.
Originally Posted by Sidgrowspings
If you try to grow Stapeliads, I've found that they do really well in a very shallow, wide pot, not quite as shallow as a bonsai pot, but definitely something that is wider than deep. I use a chunky cactus soil and then throw in an little bit extra pumice. I also lay a layer of crocking (clay pot shards) at the bottom of the pot to make sure it drains really well. When the temperatures go into +85 you can water them frequently and they'll branch out sideways and then root their branches into the soil. Around late summer you get the flowers.