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Lepanthes rhodophylla

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chris.c147, Feb 13, 2021.

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  1. Chris.c147

    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    My first blooming of this species. I purchased it back in August of 2020; most expensive plant I’ve ever purchased. Fairly fast growing in my opinion, as it’s put out at least 6-8 new growths since I purchased it.

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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous leaves Chris. You got a whole plant shot?
     
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    Beautiful! Glad to hear it's growing very well!

    The one tip I heard from J&L about this one is that they hate hydrogen peroxide. She said this is the only one they won't use it on when they divide.
     
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    Interesting coloration! Is this one of the bigger Lepanthes species? How big are the leaves?
     
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    Very beautiful Orchid, and the Color contrast is outstanding
     
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    Hey Chris, where did you manage to find one? I've been looking.
    Also what temperature is it liking?
     
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    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    I lucked out on an eBay auction close to a year ago now. It was not cheap!

    I grow this in intermediate conditions under LED lights at about 2500fc.
     
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    Thanks Chris, definitely very lucky, I cant even find anyone willing to sell me one. I'm trying to figure out if all of them are divisions from a single parent plant... seeming that way by what I've read.

    I'm in the middle of building a whole system based on it's preferential conditions, hopefully it can join the party at some point. Let me know if you ever have a large enough plant for divisions.