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Masdevallia (Diodonopsis) erinacea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pyrrhonota, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. pyrrhonota

    pyrrhonota Student

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    I've posted photos of this clone before, but thought I'd share a particularly nice blooming from April this year.

    Cheers


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  2. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great blooming and photo!
     
  3. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well done!
     
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    Kermie Tadpole Supporting Member

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    Beautiful blooming and great photo!
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great blooming on a nice, clean plant!!! I'm sure you have already answered this question somewhere, but I don't remember. I am interested in knowing your growing conditions. If you posted it somewhere can you give me a link?
     
  6. pyrrhonota

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    Thanks for the compliments, everyone.
     
  7. pyrrhonota

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    Marni,
    I just created a thread in the Growing Areas forum and added a link to my signature. This plant gets the same treatment as most of my orchids. Summer night lows are in the low to mid 60's F and day highs around the mid to upper 80's. Winter lows in the mid to high 50's and highs in the low 70's. I try to keep the humidity at 75% or higher. This plant gets watered (drenched with a pump sprayer) everyday in the summer, every 3 days or so in winter. I try avoid spraying buds or flowers. I fertilize with DynaGro Orchid Pro 0.5 tsp/gallon tap water, pH raised to ~6.0-6.2 with DynaGro Pro-teKt (0.0-0.5 tsp as the tap pH varies) about 3 out of 4 waterings in summer, less in winter. I'm lucky in that my municipal water is pretty high quality. This plant only gets moderate light.
    I hope this helps.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Peter. I always like to know how someone is growing something when they grow it better than I do.
     
  9. pyrrhonota

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    You're welcome, Marni. I should add that it is mounted on the top of a small section of oak branch. The Masdevallias I have mounted this way (as opposed to vertical) seem to do better. Probably holds water a bit longer.