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Jumellea recta

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by leo, Aug 4, 2015.

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  1. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Lovely jumellea - how do you grow this one?
     
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    leo African orchids only :-)

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    It sits in a pot with very coarse pine bark in the shaded (with reed mats) greenhouse. I water everything once a day in the evening, so humidity is high (100%) at night and dropps down to 30-40% on hot days and I have a fan going all the time to keep the air moving.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Leo - thanks for the details. I've been considering switching my watering to night, from early morning, after seeing evening showers while I was in Kenya, and hotter, drier days.
     
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    leo African orchids only :-)

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    That's right, although during the wets e.g. in Westafrica it rains at any time of the day. More importantly for me to water in the evening is simply because I have the time for it then :D In winter I used to water in the morning to get at least a slight chance that everything dries again at all...
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    This species is so beautiful....
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Really nice. Thanks.