Every time the topic of epiphytic species comes up, the knee jerk response is to say that they are difficult to grow and unsuitable for beginners. Is this really true? I would like to hear from people who have had trouble growing these plants.
With the exception of U. quelchii, which has only ever limped along for me, I find my other species from Sec. Orchidiodes to be mostly trouble-free. And preliminary reports on U. jamesoniana indicate that it is also an easy grower. They are certainly less prone to drought damage than even U. livida!
So what do you think, is it time to retire the "difficult to grow" caveat for the more commonly available epiphytes?