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A few masdevallias

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by TheKellylove, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. TheKellylove

    TheKellylove Active Member

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    I was chatting with my mom about orchids and I found myself saying "Gosh, it would be nice to bloom something other than a Masdevallia this year!"

    I've had a great masdevallia year, with both hybrids and species blooming extremely well. Pretty much anything else I try (outside of pleurothallids) just doesn't do nearly as well. 50515719943__4495B675-3FA8-4572-B46F-5A61D949FD86.JPG
    Masdevallia andreettana

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    Masdevallia Citrus Frost

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    Masdevallia NOID

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    Masdevallia roseola

    And another handful in spike!
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    There could be worse groups of orchids to succeed with! These are all plants I would love to bloom as you have.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely done. I would have killed them all.
     
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    Be happy with it [emoji4] Not everyone can grow them. And they are so beautiful.[emoji106]
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You might want to see what elevation range and latitude these successful ones are coming from. There are many cloud forest plants that will thrive in the same conditions. And see if the ones that aren't blooming are from that range too. If so, they might need more light, less water, or just more time.
     
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    Really nice, how do you keep the mounted ones moist enough? I especially like the M. Citrus Frost and the M. roseola. Do you have a mister or some other way of maintaining the humidity?
    I want to try a few more. I have M. floribunda that does very well for me and M. Angel Tang that seems to be doing better than it was. I wasn't keeping them as moist as I should have. Now that I have a fogger they are looking very nice, hopefully I will have many flowers this year.
    A'm kind of afraid to buy some until I know what conditions they need, actually my species has done better than the hybrid. I've been told that it's usually the other way around. Any suggestions from the forum would be appreciated.
     
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    More light is definitely a major issue for me. I only grow in a south window during winter, and on a covered porch in the summer. In summer they really don't get enough light.


    And I didn't mean to imply I wasn't happy with my bloomers... they're lovely and I'm grateful to have them bloom so nicely. It just would be nice to have some flashy Catts bloom for me once in a while!
     
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    I do have a fogger. I keep my the mounted Masdevallias at around 85-90% humidity. They do great under 4 t5 bulbs in a fish tank with a few fans. (I don't grow all my plants like this... just the fussy pleuro species)
    They don't really dry out very often due to high humidity. I water them daily or every other day.

    Floribunda is a great bloomer. One of my absolute favorites! Ask Andy Phillips for some Masdies with similar temperature requirements... he does have several.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    lovely
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    lovely
     
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    They look pretty happy, Kelly!
     
  12. Gregg Zollinger

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    WOW, that Citrus Frost is AMAZING! Nicely done.