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Mexipedium xerophyticum

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Dale, Dec 15, 2010.

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  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    How am I supposed to grow this thing?
     
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    1. Move to Mexico

    2. Find a good source of tequila

    3. Wander around in the desert and enjoy it in situ
     
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    Nice plan, Ray. But Dale would rather bleed than sweat.
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Based on the name alone, I would tend toward the dry side. Hope that helps.
     
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    Dale New Member

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    Thanks, peeps. I don't know how I'd make it through the day without you. *glares at Alexis*
     
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    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Did find out it grows on limestone outcroping.
     
  7. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Thanks, John. I have oyster shell.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
  9. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    There's a Charlie Baker Culture Sheet on it, in OrchidWiz.
    :evil:
     
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    Dale New Member

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    Thanks, Karen. I was kinda hoping for some practical growing tips. What was I thinking? :bang:
     
  11. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    don't have any advice, but if you search over at slippertalk you'll find some good info
     
  12. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    I'm no help...I kilt mine. I could tell you how to do that to yours though. :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't know if this helps, but I just inherited a multi growth plant growing three new leads that has been growing in a deli container in damp sphagnum for the past couple of years. Excuse the run on sentence.
     
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    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    Dale, I've had my plant about ten years now and its still doing great.

    I grow it bright and intermediate temps. It's potted in a mixture of seedling grade firbark, charcoal, and perlite. Top dressed substantially with oyster shell. Kept moist at all times. It's growing in a ten inch plastic bulb pan.

    I had a conversation with Marilyn LeDoux a couple of years ago and explained to her my culture. She seemed surprized and told me that I really didn't need to go to such great lengths...that she grew her Mexi plants "like a Phrag".

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Dale New Member

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    Thanks, suss16 and Ed. That's helpful.
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I remember Lynne Tyson used to grow the species (her photos were the impetus for my purchase). If you like, I can tell you how to kill one. I'll be no help telling you how to keep one alive, though.
     
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    Thanks, Jon. I have seedling grade fir bark, charcoal, perlite, and a large plastic saucer. I think I'm all set.
     
  18. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    um, you do have the plant too, right?
     
  19. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Smart-ass.
     
  20. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    You want the pot my plant used to live in? :rolleyes: