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Pleurothallis prolifera

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I grow this bright and mounted so it dries quickly. I treat it more like a Dendrobium than the typical Pleurothallis. It has been a slow grower for me, perhaps because of the conditions I give it (?). However, it blooms a lot and I like the foliage color that the bright light causes. Is this a slow grower for others?

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  2. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Kelly, mine grows very slow also. I did notice that it grows better in Cattleya conditions rather than typical Pleurothallis conditions. I have one mounted and one in a pot, they both are glacial growers.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Bill. Good to know.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Love the look of the leaves on this one
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree, this is a painfully slow grower.
     
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    harpspiel New Member

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    I have had this for four months and about a month ago I broke a developing leaf to my chagrin, now it has sprouted a new leaf from the same node on the stem and it's about an inch long. Growing it intermediate, bright enough that the leaves are densely speckled purple, and letting it dry between watering. It seems happy but very slow.
     
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  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Harpspiel, thanks for the info and welcome to Orchids Forum