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Lepanthes calodictyon

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Magnus A, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. Magnus A

    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You are growing it beautifully. Congratulations. Mine died, I think because I couldn't keep it cool enough.
     
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    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Kelly, I do not find it to need cool conditions.
    I grow this one in my livingroom and it has about 23-26 degree Celsius during day and 18-20 degree Celsius during night. High humidity, moderate air movement adn constant moist/wet mount.

    I though think I am on the high temperature border...
     
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    Don't be afraid of high temperatures for that species! I went to a place in Ecuador near the colombian border, where calodictyon, saltatrix & tentaculata were growing, and daytime temperature was close to 30°C! I think the trick is constant high humidity.
     
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    I've just bought one of these. I'm inspired by your wonderful specimen! Is it best to grow it mounted or in a pot?
     
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    Kelly, did you have an established plant or a recent import? Mine suffers in 90s during the winter with low humidity and hardly says a word about it. It's a large plant though.

    I started growing a piece of it at home inside a jar and it completely changed form. From large diameter leaves on short little petioles to smaller leaves growing taller. The issue is obviously light as they used to be a red green, now a brilliant emerald that flowers a lot more than did in the greenhouse.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Daniel, mine was a tiny established mount on tree fern. I grew it in a flask for a while and it was doing well. I eventually decided to take it out and put it with other shady plants so I could enjoy it. It declined rapidly and died. It may have just become too tender growing in the flask or perhaps my humidity isn't consistent enough. I would like to try it again someday.