I was always of the impression that Dove Orchids were grown on regular plant pots on normal soil (clay-sand mix). This picture is an eye opener. Probably why my Dove Orchids have been growing smaller instead of bigger :) If you're an expert, would like to know what potting mixture I can use for this.
This is a beautiful Disa hybrid. These plants are grown and propagated in a cool greenhouse at Longwood, to mimic their native environment of South Africa where they grow in full sun near high elevation bogs and streams. Seedlings of this plant were brought to Longwood by our first Director, Dr. Russell Seibert, in 1963, when he attended the opening of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in South Africa. #orchids