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New and Improved Terrarium

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by goods, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Zack, I think it came in sometime that summer, so you're probably right.

    Thanks Tom. I'll give it a try and if I see an issue with that temperature, I can always move it.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It is so difficult to revive a newly imported plant with two leaves. It is a miracle that you've even bloomed it once so far. Was the plant origally from ODV, for $25?
     
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    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    It did grow for me a little, but the problem is that a new leaf only came after an old one dropped. So though it came to me with two leaves, the two leaves it has now are new. Interestingly, the growth happened before I had consistent temperature regulation (daytime temps got close to 80° sometimes). As for where it was imported from, I'm not entirely sure.

    Something else that I've noticed is that its leaves aren't pure green; instead, they have a pinkish tinge to them. Anyone know why that might be?
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Zack, that's an interesting observation about the growth at higher temperatures. It came from Orquideas del Valle (ODV). I remember him mentioning that as one that came in from the order.

    Are you still using the LEDs to light it? Almost all of my Lepanthes and most of the Pleurothallids in general in my cold tank have the pinkish tinged leaves. I think it has to do with the light intensity (or concentration of the light) from the LEDs that we're using. It doesn't seem to affect mine, so I haven't worried about it too much.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Bump for Orchidbyte!
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    For all those Lepanthes talks above, I must let you know Marni has an established Lepanthes tsubotae seedling on ebay now.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, I'm watching it. I look forward to Marni's new listings each week. She's very tempting with all those awesome species.