|Medusa vs. Perseus the Invincible |
from the 1960's sword and sandal series, The Sons of Hercules
What other orchids would I choose for this weird collection? Try:
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Now that's a sweet little collection. Okay, so maybe the Telipogon is out of reach, but Habenaria medusa is commercially available and easy to grow. It grows and flowers readily in a peat-based terrestrial mix in 80% shade and warm temperatures. In fall the leaves shrivel, signaling the onset of dormancy. During dormancy we water the still-potted tubers about every two weeks until we see new growth emerge. Easy.