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Leptotes pauloensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Jul 3, 2012.

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  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    A tiny plant at only 1.25" tall, looking for all the world like a teeny little Brassavola nodosa, this puts out crystalline .5" flowers usually in the fall, but does often bloom an additional time or two a year as well. If I water it after the flowers open, the flowers will last five days. If left dry, they will last about five weeks. Full plant pic is from last Dec. when it had two flowers open and tow more buds. I use it now because for some reason my camera is reluctant to give me a focussed pic of the plant. I grow it in vanda level light, mist it heavily daily except when in bloom.

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  2. Magnus A

    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Lovely specie, and good information on the watering!
    I now need to find a new on as I lost mine years agoe...
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Nice, I love this species