|A semi alba form of Hardyana|
|A four flowered inflorescence sadly marred by damage inflicted by birds|
|The flowering growth in its initial stages of development|
|The media in this basket has decayed to the point that it hold enough water to sustain the growth of mosses, ferns and even fig seedlings. This plant will be repotted after it blooms, when the new pseudobulbs start sending out roots|
|A different semi alba clone with smaller flowers|
|Particularly strong plants can produce five flowers in an inflorescence. Unfortunately this inflorescence was not groomed or trained and the flowers became all bunched.|
Potting: Three of my plants are in custom made wire baskets, two are in pots with just enough chucky media to prevent them from wobbling in the pot. The plants seem to be doing equally well although the ones in the baskets have smaller root systems.
Fertilizing: 20-20-20 every week during the growing season. Feeding this plant conscientiously during its growing season is the key for producing the large pseudobulbs that are the key to blooming in this species. My Hardyana plants sometimes produce a non blooming growth after the summer, I give this pseudobulbs the same care that the winter-spring pseudobulbs get. A very strong plant sometime produces two lead growths.
Light: Full morning sun, light shade after midday, The plants which receive the higher light level bloom best.
Temperature: From 95F high during the day in summer to 60F during the night in winter.