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Leptotes pauloensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Dec 10, 2011.

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  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    This tiny miniature tops out at about 1" high and this year gave me four flowers (two open in the pic and two buds visible) in this blooming. It also had a flower in September. No fragrance I can detect from these 1/2" diaphanous crystalline flowers growing in high light, warm, and misted heavily daily, EXCEPT when in flower. If watered during flowering the flowers will fade in about five days. If kept dry, they will last up to five WEEKS. I suppose I could probably remove the blue wire now as its been on ithe mount for four years.
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  2. ezil

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    That's an interesting bit of info. Is this the case for this species of leptotes only, or is the same true for the bicolor and unicolor. I have a bicolor that
    blooms for me, but the flowers never last 5 weeks. I water it regularly, even when in bloom.
     
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    I am a fan of minitures...I have Lepanthropsis astrofora, Den. leonis and an Oberonia prainiana...so far so good.
    Under lights they dry contantly...mist as many times a day as possible. My humidity levels are right at 50%.
    Good job keeping this little guy happy for 4 yrs:clap:
    Jim