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Mediterranean terrestrial orchid growing area

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by pcolman, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good luck with the USPS. I have had more problems with deliveries in the last month or so than I can remember. Several are taking 2 weeks and a bunch are taking a week. Some are alive when they are delivered and some are not. Normally that would be 2 or 3 days for delivery.
     
  2. Roberta

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    Just an update... they did finally show up, none the worse for wear, middle of last week. What they were doing (and where...) for the entire month of July is a question that will probably never get answered. Fortunately they (mostly) were still dormant, one Pterostylis was just starting to wake up.
     
  3. RustyExotics

    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    Great! Thanks for the update. I filed a missing package report with USPS, then the next day it just so happened to "arrive" in the US... Mine should also be here soon, so I'm hoping it'll also be okay!
     
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    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    My package finally arrived, but I'm actually not too pleased with it... I ordered a few Pterostylis, and the largest tuber is a little less than 3/10 cm long, AKA absolutely minuscule.. The Caladenia are at most 1/2 cm. Thelymitra are maybe 1 cm and are the largest in the package, by far.

    I grow one other Pterostylis, and I can tell you that the blooming size tubers of that species are much, much larger than anything he sent. Is this normal for him?? I feel like many of these are absolutely not even close to blooming size, and I'm honestly a little irritated to pay $40+ for such microscopic tubers..
     
  5. Roberta

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    My Pterostylis tubers were on the small side, but based on my experience with P. curta, the little ones can grow as well as the big ones. (I find it amazing, but they do...) I was disappointed, though, that one was actually dried up. I got a refund for that one. I don't know if that was due to the long sojourn in the postal black hole, but since other tubers were OK, I have to suspect that one wasn't great to begin with. So... I have gotten better in the past. I also got bigger ones on Thelymitra and the one Diuris that I got. So I'm just hoping...
     
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