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Chiloschista question

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Boytjie, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I picked up a Chiloschista lunifera the other day at an orchid nursery, feeling in the mood to try something different. Anybody have a firm idea of light requirements for this species? Different online sources give different answers. Thanks! :)
     
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    vmijct Clif

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    Mine have preferred high light.
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Mine prefer shade.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    See??? There's my point. :bang:
     
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    Mine prefer somewhere in between.
     
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    Dale New Member

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    How do you tell when they're dead?
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    They shrivel up.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Thanks, all. So very helpful. :clap:
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Our pleasure. :)

    I've killed my fair share of this genus over the years, but I've noticed that they do better in too little light versus too much light. So, I'd recommend starting out in shady, and working it up until your plant finds a happy medium. I know, vague, but it's how I've learned to grow the genus.
     
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    I've killed a few too. They'll tolerate more light with higher humidity, & vice-versa. Moderately bright light & high humidity is the only combination that's worked well for me.