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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alex Shepack, Sep 28, 2023.
Telipogon asuayanus (although I don't actually think so)
Awesome! What are your growing conditions like? How long have you had them?
Nice! I hear these are difficult to grow? Do you find that?
Telipogon definitely seem to be one of the more difficult genera to grow, especially for my cultural conditions.
They need high humidity but good airflow. I grow them in tents, pretty high up so they get high light and "dry" quickly after watering, and keep them cool. For me they grow better with very little media because I use tents and stuff doesn't dry as well/quickly. The most similar group for me, culture-wise, are PNG Dendrobium.
I think the other big hurdle for Telipogon is import stress, they don't seem to travel particularly well for me.
Mikhail Kujawą (Kujawa Orchids) has a handful of posts on here about growing and acclimating them, and he does exceptionally well growing them (much better than me).
Have you tried pollinating them? I was able to get Telipogon ariasii to self pollinate, as well as a Hofmeisterella, which is very closely related to Telipogon. Might be worth a try!