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Masdevallia picea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DarleneJay, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    A while ago my Masdevallia angulata died, and I went looking for a new one. Andy's Orchids was at a show and recommended Masdevallia picea as an alternative because they did not have angulata there. The M. picea has grown well for me and is blooming for the first time under my care.

    It is definitely cool and unique, but it smells AWFUL. You have to get close to smell it but when you do... ugh!

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    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    Never took a sniff on mine. It's in bud now, think I'm going to try it when it's open.
     
  3. Rowan

    Rowan New Member

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    Just got one earlier this year. Do you know if it needs higher light to stimulate blooming?
     
  4. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    These can take fairly bright light. Maybe a little less than cattleya. I am fairly certain it is a winter/ early spring bloomer.