Monday, September 3, 2012

Epigeneium nakaharaei

Epigeneium nakaharaei - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMy Epigeneium nakaharaei blooms regularly but I wish it were growing more. This plant is mounted on a 5-inch hardwood stick. There are 13 pseudobulbs with three leads. It has hardly changed size with new growth being matched by pseudobulbs that seem to be dead.

Epigeneium nakaharaei - Plant photo by Richard LindbergEpigeneium nakaharaei grows in Taiwan in the central mountain range. It is cool to warm growing, fragrant and blooms in the fall and winter. It needs bright light. The genus Epigeneium (Epig) contains 35 species in Southeast Asia and the Philippines. They do well mounted and given warm, humid and shady conditions.

I read again what OrchidSpecies.com has to say about the conditions it likes. I think I am close with the possible exception that it might be too wet. I can move it a little so that it is not sprayed by one of the misters.

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