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Schoenorchis Seidenfadenii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by fernflower, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. fernflower

    fernflower New Member

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    Hello everyone!
    I moved internationally 3 years ago, and I am starting to rebuild my collection with this little cutie (although I am incredibly blessed to already have rattlesnake plantains and Cypripedium acaule growing wild on our property!)
    This species is new to me, so it anybody has some good information / tips / tricks / advice - I would love to hear it!
    Thank you, and hope you are all having a wonderful day! C6120C78-9B26-4859-BFFC-266FDCEA356D.jpeg
     
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum. These small Schoenorchis species do best where they are intermediate to warm and dry quickly. Then they need to stay dry for a few days. Moss around the roots and too frequent watering will lead to decline. I hang them on baskets where I grow cattleyas and water them on the same schedule as the cattleyas. Good luck!
     
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  3. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Unlike Marni, I grow this one every other day and it receives very strong air movement, so it is dry within several hours. My humidity is probably also lower than Marni's.
     
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  4. fernflower

    fernflower New Member

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    Thank you Marni, solid info! my first instinct was to water it every single day, I'm so glad that you are saying this! (And of course, this will allow for a lazier life, which is great!)


    Raven - Thank you for the information! My humidity is pretty low during winter (I am a home grower, and heating will do that!)
    I just watered it upon opening the container, and it took it about 5 hours to dry. (It was in the FedEx system for almost three days, so I guessed it could use a drink ;).
    I guess I'll try the once every three days approach and see how it does!

    Oh, and that's a lovely Dracula you've got in your profile photo. It's been pretty much a wet dream of mine for the past 15 years to keep cool-growing orchids - but with summers here hitting 90's I don't see it happening any time soon, so I live vicariously through others, hehe. Oh well. At least I'll be able to finally grow tiny warm-loving miniatures to my heart's content!
     
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