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Lepanthes lucifer

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Raven, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Raven

    Raven Active Member

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    IMG_6501.JPG Does anybody know the right culture for this species? I struggle to keep more than two-three leaves on the plant. I grow it cool-intermediate, constantly moist.
     
  2. RustyExotics

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    That has got to be one of the coolest looking Lepanthes I've seen. LOVE the flaming red on that.

    Unfortunately, I don't have much on the culture... I know most Lepanthes grow cooler and enjoy very high humidity, but several species actually grow warm, so I'm not sure about this specific one.
     
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    Cool-intermediate should be ok. I grow my Lepanthes mounted, some do very wel, others struggle, don't now why. Not the most easiest genus.
     
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    that species comes from very low elevation. grow it warmer (mini 15°C, maxi 30°C, high humidity) and it will thrive!
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have about 10 of these from a flask I purchased from Ecuagenera last year and all seem to be growing very well and flowering now. Most have about 5 leaves at the moment. I have them potted in 1" net pots in sphagnum in a terrarium. Temps are 72F during the day and down to 62-65 at night in winter. Light is provided through pretty high powered LEDs, but these are ~10" below them.
     
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    Thank you everybody.
    I'm going to move them to my warm terrarium and will update soon.