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Rhyncostylis gigantea

This is a discussion on Rhyncostylis gigantea within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well I disturbed the bazooka out of the roots then. I guess I can expect ...

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    Well I disturbed the bazooka out of the roots then. I guess I can expect not much activity from my plants in the near future. Well all I can do now is provide the best growing environment. I have the option of growing them under lights indoors so low humidity, under lights in a enclosed patio where humidity is a bit higher, outside with am and pm sun covered by a tarp to prevent direct sunlight so even higher humidity and higher temperature or a small greenhouse where there is covered sunlight from afternoon to early evening and humidity is highest as well as temperature where it can get up to the 90's the later part of the day. A lot of info, but can someone tell me which option from their experience is the best.

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    I have one correction the second plant I had I ended up putting in a tree fern pot and it has taken to it quite well, sending out good roots. From the choices you provided I would chose growing under the tarp. I grow mine outside in lower level vanda light. I have heard a lot of people advise to grow them in phal level of light, but mine have always been in higher light than that. The AOS culture page for this orchid gave a wide range of medium to use and light levels, if I remember correctly. My experience with this plant may be different than yours, I have transplanted some orchids that have a reputation for being fussy and no problem, and have done some that are not fussy and lost them.

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    Looks really healthy! We grew ours for years in a plastic 8" pot. Unfortunately, it died during our polar vortex along with most of our collection. I need to get a new one.


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