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Just got my Leptotes Bicolor TOday!

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    i am most vocal about being screwed over on auction sites. but i must also admit, i've gotten fairly good results for the most part. i try to stick to the ones where they show the actual plant. and never assume a spiking orchid will flower, i've never had one NOT blast, so don't pay extra for spiking plants.

    so i just read up on this orchid. it's never really been on my radar, but seems interesting. the seed pods are used like vanilla in brazil... that's cool. stays small, grows outdoors for me, scented flowers.... dang it the list just got longer.

    but what drew you to it? i think it's a pretty obscure orchid for a newbie to go after, unless you are collecting minis all the time.... i hope the buds open for you.... shipping can be so rough on an orchid.

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    In an east facing sunroom has 9 windows
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    I'm in New England ..... Since this is my first warm grower, I'm trying to figure out what I could do to keep the temp up at night for it, since I been reading they don't care for temp drops. Maybe look for one of those bell dome covers? Cover it at night. Sometimes it gets cool in my sunroom during the night. I definitely do not want to lose the 3 buds progressing right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i am most vocal about being screwed over on auction sites. but i must also admit, i've gotten fairly good results for the most part. i try to stick to the ones where they show the actual plant. and never assume a spiking orchid will flower, i've never had one NOT blast, so don't pay extra for spiking plants.

    so i just read up on this orchid. it's never really been on my radar, but seems interesting. the seed pods are used like vanilla in brazil... that's cool. stays small, grows outdoors for me, scented flowers.... dang it the list just got longer.

    but what drew you to it? i think it's a pretty obscure orchid for a newbie to go after, unless you are collecting minis all the time.... i hope the buds open for you.... shipping can be so rough on an orchid.
    Well the flower caught my eye from the website. I went to the nursery and purchased it in person. It's only been 3 days and the tiny little blooms seem to be sticking more straight and up right! Looks like I'm doin something right for it
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    I'm increasing its light with a small square piece if aluminum foil under the pot to bounce the light right back up at it. I also read that mirrors are good to bounce light and boost lighting. Probably going to go find a small mirror at the dollar store then use that
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    Isn't S. Japonica in the Vanda family? I am curious, how you are going to meet all the requirements? I had a lovely Vanda, but gave it way because I would never be able to give it the intense heat, light, humidity that it requires growing on my window sill.

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    this is listed as being 'temperature tolerant' for southern california, which means overnight lows down to 40 degrees or so... i don't think cooler nights would be too much of a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    this is listed as being 'temperature tolerant' for southern california, which means overnight lows down to 40 degrees or so... i don't think cooler nights would be too much of a problem.
    Nice!

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    I read it likes to be cooler at night . And u can give it somewhat brighter light than phals
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