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Podochilus muricatus

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Tom_in_PA, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I got a Podochilus muricatus in a trade this past Fall. I am currently growing it warm/intermediate temps with bright light but no direct light. It was sent to me in a bark mix (currently in the same bark mix) but it doesn't seem to be to happy in my care now.

    Does anyone have any culture advice for this one as I would like to repot it but not sure what to use for its desired cultural needs.
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, I have two plants that are growing well, but I haven't bloomed either of the yet. One is mounted the other is potted. When I took a layer of shade cloth off one side of the greenhouse, the potted plant there started to get a purple tinge on the foliage. The masdevallias and miltonias right near it don't seem stress, so I think that really bright light isn't the norm. The potted plant is in moss in a 2" net basket set inside a plastic pot. The mounted plant has almost no moss on it and is in relative shade. 56F nights.

    I'm interested to see what experience others have.