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Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by rico, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. rico

    rico Active Member

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    Pardon my nerdiness but I was just so excited I had to post this. So about three months ago I ordered two Madagascar import plants from John at Louisiana Orchid Connection, and now they have arrived!!! I was somewhat nervous about buying imports in the first place after seeing numerous posts about emaciated Malala plants dying almost immediately, but I have been very pleasantly surprised with what I have received. Both plants are rather shabby in the root department, but that was something I knew was practically unavoidable. The Angraecum platycornu has the least roots, but it has eight growing points on seven stems. The Angraecum popowii has more living roots, and has four growing points. I was planning on mounting them both and then giving the platycornu its "dry" rest, and putting the popowii in my humid terrarium. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Exciting. I hope they do well for you. Please keep us updated.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Rico, best not to dry rest a recently imported plant (unless it is an already dormant terrestrial). The plants from Madagascar have already been through winter and it is spring there now. I usually start the imports out in moss so they have the best chance of plenty of humidity. Once a bit of time has gone by I will mount some and repot others in a bark mix.
     
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    Marni, I wasn't sure weather I should try to adjust it to our season cycle immediately, or later on. I think you're right that it is better to keep it humid and moist to prevent it becoming desiccated. Thanks!