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Chiloschista viridiflava

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've gotten interested in this genus over the last few years. I've been interested for longer than that, but it is only in the last few years that I have stopped killing them. Now I can shop without the fear.

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  2. timber

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    "shop without fear"... I love that! btw, I still shop with fear with these.

    oh, and great plant :)
     
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    Marni- I have had this plant for just about a year. Have you found that it is better to remove last years roots that are not actively growing? Also, has this substrate worked better for you? I haven't liked unwinding roots out of them in the past.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've only tried one and it quickly died. How do you grow these?
     
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    Neat!
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Chad, you must have a lot more time on your hands that I do. :oops: I didn't even bother to trim the shriveled, brown roots from several years ago to photograph this. Until I'm sure that something is really dead (papery and with no substance) I wouldn't remove it. It is growing on that woven plastic because that is what it came on and I haven't taken the time to move it. It is rather unattractive. And sometime, not even then. I think you need more plants to keep you busy.
     
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    I am now growing them with intermediate summers (56F night), moderate light and daily watering (but they are on hardwood or this plastic they came on and sometimes on plastic shaped like hardware cloth) where they dry quickly. The people bringing these in almost always have them on something that holds NO moisture. For the winter I reduce watering and also temperature (50F night) and give them moderately bright light. They spend the winter near the Angraecum didieri and some Himalayan dendrobiums with occasional misting.
     
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    chicago chad Active Member

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    Both are correct. If anyone wants to send me any unregistered miniature Lepanthes species I will kill some time with them.
     
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    I've grown them in the past;they are not too difficult (for a leafless orchid).
    The reason I've stopped growing them is that they all look alike!