Remaking Old Hybrids

Hobbyists who are keen on orchid history find themselves yearning for the early hybrids which filled the pages of The American Orchid Society and The Royal Horticultural Society magazines long ago. The story lines are captivating: a plant explorer returning from the Amazon with a never been seen species, a breeder who has paid a month’s salary to obtain a prized stud plant, a grower who has developed a breakthrough technique that could revolutionize the industry.

Renanthras

Question:

I recently re-bloomed a Renanthera Nancy Chandler and, much to my dismay, the foliage had grown to over 6’ tall! The flowers are lovely but the plant itself is totally impractical. Can anything be done to shrink this orchid? Marc W.

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