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Masdevallia rosea

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Mike Leone, Jan 28, 2015.

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  1. Mike Leone

    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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    Does anyone grow Masdevallia rosea and if so how are you growing it. imagesNG5K7FR8.jpg
    also looking for a good clone to buy or trade for.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Hello Mike, I've grown a plant I got from Ecuagenera a couple of years ago. It's grown for me, slowly, but I haven't seen blooms yet. I think part of the reason it hasn't bloomed is where it is located in the greenhouse. In order to give it the cold temperatures it prefers, I grow it on the floor of my cool greenhouse, where I suspect it isn't getting enough light to bloom. It gets a winter minimum of 50 F with a maximum summer temp of about 70. A friend of mine grew an amazing specimen on the coast of Oregon in an unheated greenhouse. Her minimum temperature was about 40, occasionally down to 35, with a maximum summer temperature of about 65. Since I haven't seen mine bloom, I'm not sure the quality.
     
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    Hi William, thanks for the reply, it seems Equegenera is one of the only sources. Since I grow under lights I can get as bright as I need to and my winter temps are 48-50 nights to 72-76 days
    in summer I can hold the 76 for a daytime high but nights are more like 60.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I wish I had more experience to advise on the summer night temperatures, mine are around 55...I'm not sure if those 5 degrees would make a difference. I'm pretty sure it could work in your conditions, but can't say for sure. I know they resent drying out. I tried a piece of mine mounted and it just didn't stay moist enough. I think mine will be divide-able by the end of summer if you don't locate one before then. I'm also headed to the Pacific orchid exposition in a few weeks...I'll keep my eyes open for a good clone.
     
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    Thanks William, If you are able to pick up a good clone at the show I would much appreciate it. we can work out a monetary or material exchange of your choice.

    Best regards.

    Mike
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Mike, I'll keep my eyes open and let you know if I find something worth trading.
     
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    Hi Willaim
    Just ran into Equagenera at the Deep Cut orchid show here in NJ and picked up two nice plants of M. rosea.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Oh cool, let me know how you do with them.