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New to the forum - seeking advice for newly aquired Microcoelia gilpinae & Aerangis

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Debi Hicks, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Debi Hicks

    Debi Hicks New Member

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    I just received a few orchids from Madagascar (thanks LA Orchids). Advice on mounting the m. gilpinae?
     

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  2. Raven

    Raven Active Member

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    Mount it on cork bark or any other rough substrate with a little bit of Spanish moss under it. Keep it in a humid environment (greenhouse with misters or terrarium), water daily but it should dry our between waterings. I keep all newly acquired Microcoelia shadier than what they usually need, until they start growing again. Established plants seem to enjoy bright light (Cattleya level).
    I grow 9 species from this genus and just acquired more plants of Microcoelia gilpinae from the same source. Wish they were easier to pollinate!
     
  3. Debi Hicks

    Debi Hicks New Member

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    Thanks! I found a few pictures and a nice piece of long cork bark. I just wasn't sure about the long roots. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My experience with this and other Microcoelia is that the roots don't really attach. So I secure them at the center of the plant and let the roots hang free. I drape Spanish moss over the plant so the roots get extra humidity.