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Pleurothallis dilemma

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Mat Brutger, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. Mat Brutger

    Mat Brutger Member

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    Hey everyone,
    What has worked best for you with this species? My first attempt didn't have very good roots and it didn't make it, second attempt in the mail on its way to me now. Any tips greatly appreciated!

    Mat
     
  2. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Grew mine in moss and clay. Allowed to dry slightly. Very humid spot in the greenhouse. Thankfully it grew well enough to create division that I gave out because I later killed mine.
     
  3. Mat Brutger

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    Hey everyone,
    I'm still having some issues with this species. The new growths keep aborting on me, they seem to be rotting from the tip. All the growths that were on it when I got it are doing just fine and it's put out a good amount of roots. It flowers regularly and seems perfectly fine other than I can't get it to grow a new growth to maturity. Letting it dry between waterings, good humidity, the only thing I can think of is to give it even more air movement. Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Mat
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I grow it with bright morning light, with just a bit of moisture retentive material at the roots. It is watered daily most of the year and dries quickly. How bright are you growing it? Is it mounted or potted and what is the substrate?
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If it helps, I grow this in the same place as mounted Den. vexillarius but with more light. Cool nights, 50F minimum.
     
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  6. Mat Brutger

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    Huh, that’s about what I’m doing! Thanks Marni