campbelliana tubers? do you have any pictures of these?
.... but sometimes the tubers are there without any associated leaves (these two are probably the only ones I've seen like this). Full-sized ones are about the size of a grain of rice (give or take).
Last edited by RL7836; 02-07-2013 at 05:26 PM.
hmmm. toes wet but not feet wet. Will have to look inside. had relatively deep layer of lava/perlite/bark then live sphagnum. But then i do see one of the liverworths also. Quelchii seems to be doing OK. finally making larger leaves this year.
True Bugs really Suck
a thread on the stuff - has some good info & links. The one orchid guy has gone crazy with the stuff & apparently the plants have responded well (in one of the links).
Here are the two experimental plaques I set up. The left side is Hygrolon on Epiweb with 2 small U. campbelliana tubers (1st time I've tried tubers that don't have leaves). The right side is Hygrolon over closed cell foam (pipe insulation from what I can tell) with a U. jamesoniana root and tubers (again - no leaves). I spiked both with pieces of moss from the original U. campbelliana slab.
Here's a closeup showing the material. You can see the cross-section as well as the dimples they weave into the fabric - interesting stuff.
Just checked the Folius Store - although they have a pic of the 'sphag', they don't list it as a product yet --- although, I guess I can order some of the fabric & cut it myself ...
BTW Ron, the U. asplundii still has the spikes growing (taking forever!), so hopefully I'll have pictures to post here within the month. I've also got about 5 growths, leaves I think, coming up from the alpina basket and one in the asplundii.