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a recommendation?

This is a discussion on a recommendation? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Evening, Everyone: Unfortunately, I've come to the conclusion that the conditions in my dorm room ...

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    Evening, Everyone:

    Unfortunately, I've come to the conclusion that the conditions in my dorm room are just too poor to let my dendrobium grow nicely. On top of that, it has root rot, and I don't think it's going to pull through. That means a spot on my plant table, so can anyone recommend an orchid that likes low light, low humidity, and potentially changing temps (from quite hot 70+ to quite low 40 or 50 degrees F). Conditions are tricky to make nice for orchids here. Thanks!

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    Hmmm Maybe the Orchidus Plasticus Plantius would work. With Low Light, Low Humidity and madly swinging temps I can't think of anything that would like that... except maybe the pothos vine...

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    How bout one of the cooler growing Paphs like insigne or spicerianum?

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    those paphs should be ok as long as the temps don't go much below 50 and you don't have a cold draft anywhere. they won't thrive but may still bloom if you can manage to get them *some* light.

    If you really want to grow orchids, I would look into getting a dorm room with a better window or maybe a light stand. that's how I grew them in college.

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    Thank you everyone! I think I'm just going to have to buy a light stand and set it up under my bunk. Any suggestions of what brands to buy/where to buy them, for an un-astronomical amount of $$? I'm a poor college student. Thanks again!

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    if you're just starting off, they have this "gro-light" that screws into a regular incandescent fixture. don't remember the name offhand but it oughta be good for a few plants.

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    I had a phalaenopsis under an incandesant (sorry, its late, so if my spelling was poor on that one, forgive me...its 10:37...god I feel old thinking that is late ). Anyway, I just bought one os those plant lights that you screw into a regular light socket. It worked fairly well when I was in college, even in cold Vermont (in my 130 + year old dorm room).

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