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Ada keiliana

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Marni, Dec 21, 2008.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm writing an article on Ada keiliana. I grow it in intermediate conditions (56F minimum). If anyone here grows it in warm/warmer conditions I would like to know so I can improve my cultural suggestions. Thanks.
     
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    I have several growing in semi-hydroponics, and they are doing quite wel in what is normally a moderate-to-warm greenhouse. I suspect that the evaporative cooling of the roots system helps.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Ray. Could you tell me the approximate temperature range?
     
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    I have the GH set to maintain a minimum between 57° and 60°F (good thing, as it's 17° outside right now), and the daytime high depends upon the outside temp and light level, but I'd say 75° on a cold, clear day. I have no shade, other that plants hung higher in the GH.

    In summer, it can go as high as 85° or 90°, but they are quite well shaded by a large tree then.

    I do have a fogger, so my RH typically runs close to 80%.
     
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    Thank you, Ray.