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Pseudolaelia culture

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by tenman, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who's actually grown these have any tips for me? I had vellozicola for a number of years and it grew but never flowered, and last year just suddenly started dying off. I have managed to acquire a few more now and would appreciate any helpful information. I do have a greenhouse and have mounted and potted plants of many different orchid varieties.
     
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    I got P. vellozicola 2.5 years ago from Bela Vista. So I'm interested in knowing the growing tips. It is growing ok, but I haven't had it bloomed yet. According to this page: Brazilian Orchids - Generos
    It seems to be a full sun plant. I can't quite provide such intense artificial light, so mine might not flower. But it seems to grow well (at least better than P. canaanensis). At first, I had it at cool-end of intermediate (55-60F min), but it seems to be happier after I moved it to a warmer area (65F min). I have it mounted on a pretty big cedar shingle since the internode is long.

    What temp do you grow them, Tennis?
     
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    Intermediate to warm. They get full sun outside during the warmer months, up high in the GH the rest of the year for maximum light. My query was primarily about potting/mounting, and media and watering levels/frequency
     
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    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Cannot attempt to grow these plants, but I have seen them in situ, in Brazil.
    They were (and I don't recall which species), in full sun, in desert like conditions
    atop of giant boulders among the bizarre Vellozias and Cacti.
    I remember even the Pleurothallis sps. that were there looked and functioned like succulents.!
     
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    Oh, well, guess no-one but me grows them. I put them in clay pots in treefern, not fine chopped, the longer pieces. Nothing else. Water every day. We'll see.
     
  6. Orchidaceae Jason

    Orchidaceae Jason New Member

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    Hello, i was wondering other than vellozicola what other species you grow? i recently found the genus and fell in love with them.
     
  7. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    According to the Baker culture sheet, vellozicola are cool/intermediate growers in nature, seeing upper-40's to mid-50's at night, and low 60's to low 70's daytime (winter to summer, respectively). Bright, diffused light with no direct sun. Heavy watering spring through fall, with a pronounced reduction in winter.