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Comparettia macroplectron

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    One of the easier of this genus for me to grow. Perhaps because it sometimes comes from higher elevations. I don't know if I need to give this a bit more light, but the spike seems a bit long and the flowers spread out






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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I really like these but mine died, I think from staying too wet. It looks like you don't have any sphagnum on the mount so do you let it dry out?
     
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    Nicely done! I agree this species is slightly easier compared to other species from this lovely genus(although most of them may be short-lived under my care:( ).
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Tom. I've had this one since 2007. I'm going to be taking some out of flask soon and will try some in a bit brighter light. I'm afraid to do it with this one. I suspect they might do well with a bit less frequent watering than the daily dose they get from me now. I do know not to let any moss build up.
     
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    From seeing this plants in-situ (not this particular species but others), I know they like it bright (Almost direct sunlight) because they usually like to grow on solitary guava trees on open grasslands, and do not need very high humidity. That might help you growing them.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, that helps a great deal. Thanks!
     
  7. Sebastian Vieira

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    Your welcome Marni!