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Hello everyone! New plants, have culture questions.

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    Default Hello everyone! New plants, have culture questions.

    Hello all. My wife and I went hog wild at an orchid sale today. I got the following plants:

    Ang. leonis
    Laelia grandis
    Epi. 'Green Hornet'-interesting spicy smell
    Pot. burana 'Beauty #4'-incredible rose smell
    Wilsonara hybrid

    Now, I understand that the Ang. is a warm grower, but how much light will it put up with?

    I've no clue about Catt. culture, so maybe someone can help me out with the Laelia and the Potinara.

    Anything special about the Wilsonara hybrid? or should I put it on the shelf with my Colmanara?

    About my growing conditions:

    I grow my smaller plants in a 76 gallon acquarium that serves as an orchidarium. Humidity ranges anywhere from high-60's(mornings, and winter afternoons), to mid-80's(Summer afternoons). The temperature falls right in line with those numbers as well.

    I also grow some plants on a bookshelf(my colmanara is here), the temp is right around the same as the orchidarium, but the humidity is far less. Probably from the high 20's to the low 40's on an extremely muggy day.

    Sam
    Last edited by SaMRoza; October 16th, 2005 at 12:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaMRoza
    Hello all. My wife and I went hog wild at an orchid sale at Calfironia Orchids today. I got the following plants:

    Ang. leonis
    Laelia grandis
    Epi. 'Green Hornet'-interesting spicy smell
    Pot. burana 'Beauty #4'-incredible rose smell



    I've no clue about Catt. culture, so maybe someone can help me out with the Laelia and the Potinara.



    Sam
    I can tell you how I grow Catts. I'm in So Cal, Ventura County. I grow my Catts in bark, on humidity trays, in my house, in a SE facing window/sliding door area. So a little morning sun for some, and bright light all day for all of them. Temps about the same as yours. I think the terrarium may be too damp for Catts, although I have never tried it. They do want to dry out between waterings.

    The Anceps has very high tolerance of a range of temperature and humidity, so it should do fine on a bright east window. The Burana will either love you and grow like you can't believe, or it will sulk for a while. Again, east or south east exposure in No Cal should be fine. Here also I would not put it in the terrarium. Leave that for the lovers of dampness..

    Tell us more about yourself and your orchid collection, and send some pictures when you can. Welcome to the forum.

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    Hi Diane,

    You all already know me if you're a gw member. I used to be known as 'GaWd'. I posted an updated grow list last night so everyone can see what I've been growing.

    Thanks for all the info. I guess I'll be taking the 2 catts out after a few days of adjustment in the tank.

    BTW, what is 'the anceps'?

    Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaMRoza
    BTW, what is 'the anceps'?

    Sam
    Ignore me. I'm such a catt. Newb.

    I assume that Laelia grandis is descended from anceps?

    Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaMRoza
    Ignore me. I'm such a catt. Newb.

    I assume that Laelia grandis is descended from anceps?

    Sam
    Here is some info - it is it's own species, quite spectacular - I'd love to know if it blooms for you.

    A medium size Cattleya like plant, this needs a large basket or shallow pot for good drainage. A robust grower, fertiliser and water when the new leads appear will produce heads of quite spectacular flowers. Intermediate grower, it does not like to be wet when resting, so after the flowers fade, keep somewhat on the dry side until the new growth appears. Laelia grandis is fragrant flowered species from Brazil.

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    I can tell you how I grow everything. If it's not hanging in the pepper tree, then it's on my orchid shelf, the one's needing less light toward the bottom. The Cats, dens, etc on the top shelf and the Macroclinium wullschlaegelianum (which is the itsy bitsy guy from Peru) is hanging from the bottom of the top shelf toward the back cause he dosen't like much light at all.

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    I cna tell you how I grow some of these. I live in Ventura County, CA in an inland valley (100's in the summer, 30's in winter, with a few degrees of frost once in awhile). I hang Ancepts and some Cats in a leafy evergreen, and my BLC's in a pot on the ground below them. They grow and bloom nicely (15 spikes on a Den. Delicatum) but I can't seem to grow any Onc or Odont. What do I do with a Wilsonara? Indoors or out?

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