Moving orchids back from their winter rest

We have moved some of our warm growing species that enjoy a cooler winter (such as Dendroibium aphyllum) back to their warm home in our  Warm Asia section (min 17C). The plants have been hanging in the roof of Cool Americas (min12C) since before Christmas but their native home in Himalayan valleys will now be warming up and we replicate those conditions at school.

As you can see plants have lost all of their leaves but the pendulous pseudobulbs have not shrivelled – we will expect them to flower in about six weeks and until them will keep them on the dry side. (flowering plant below)


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