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Nageliella purpurea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Tiny, bright purple blooms and an interesting plant. Spikes bloom multiple years. Intermediate. I have had a few leaves rot in the winter so I am going to start keeping it drier in the winter. I haven't had this one very long so I'm still learning.
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Definitely likes a dry or drier winter and no moss around the roots.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks Marni. Do you give it a dry rest like a Dendrobium or just cut back on the watering?
     
  4. sam1147

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    Kelly -I googled and got this one . Do you still have it ? Any advise will be appreciated :)
     
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  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sam, I killed this one, too :mad:. I now have my third one and it is in a 2 inch (or smaller) pot with no medium. So far that is working for me. I think for many people this is a very easy species but I guess I'm a slow learner. It definitely likes to dry very fast.
     
  6. sam1147

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    Thanks.
     
  7. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

    I have had one for several years, mounted on cork oak bark. It did OK for a while, but it started to fade when I was over feeding. It has bounced back pretty well since I started frequent, very dilute fertigation, and I had to attach it to a larger piece of cork.
     
  8. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks, Ray. Good to know.
     
  9. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I'm growing one primarily outdoors mounted to a bare piece of cork. A friend of mine grows it potted in I believe mostly charcoal (similar to you see Tolumnias grown at times). Both mine and his get pretty bright light. Mine spikes, but the spikes have always aborted at about the 6" mark. My friend's plant blooms beautifully for months.
     
  10. sam1147

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    Thanks Zach and Ray :) .Think I will try to mount mine on cork due to my
    over watering habit.