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DEN schuetzei in a terrarium

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by annabanana1987, May 14, 2014.

  1. annabanana1987

    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    I just did this today got some moss I ordered and once a couple days past without seeing bugs I went a head with it uploadfromtaptalk1400088702493.jpg the large jar has a top ! Thrift store best fine !
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice. What is the red stuff?

    My daughter goes to thrift stores all the time and finds some great stuff for next to nothing. Most of her clothes are thrifted.
     
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    Its a moss and I love it ! I bought it off esty you cant really see
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1400100050419.jpg little baby DEN in the center !
     
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    Ok have the DEN raised on a piece of tern fern chunk
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    If you're just experimenting, thats fine. However, schuetzei normally grows bight, warm, and dry. It will get big enough that that space will not suffice.
     
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    Ill change it up ill find a small orchid this weekend at the open houses that's a lover of humidity and stays tiny
     
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    Would a tiny baby vanda do well ? I know it's not a permanent home , but would it do well?
     
  10. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't grow in terrariums but I think a lot depends on the amount of light you are giving this. IMO a Vanda would not be a good choice because they need a lot of light and some want full sun. The Vandas/Ascocentrums that I grow get very bright light just shy of full sun for at least part of the day. If this is getting moderate to low light you might want to consider some kind of Pleurothallid like Lepanthes, Restrepia, Pleurothallis, or one of a very long list. Hopefully some of the terrarium growers will give you some real advice instead of my speculation.
     
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    Kelly is right. The Pleurothallids I have in my terrarium (most from Kelly, thanks again) are all doing quite well and several have bloomed consistantly.
     
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    The Restrepias I have are especially vigorous and are consistently sending up new leaves. One thing I would say is you may have problems with fungal infections if you don't get some air movement in the terrarium. Perhaps you can leave the lid slightly ajar.