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This is a discussion on Wardian Orchid Case? Should I do It? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I purchased a Wardian case that looks like a dollhouse (all glass sides/13" X 8" ...
I purchased a Wardian case that looks like a dollhouse (all glass sides/13" X 8" X 15" tall/opens like a lunchbox.) I bought it with the idea in mind to put my small humidity-loving orchids in there (Dendrobium leucocyanum & possibly Diaphananthe millarii, Gastrochilus fuscopuntatus, Mystacidium braybonae, Oberonia NOID, Cadetia chionantha, & microterangis hildebrandti + or minus one or two, depending on how alike they are in their cultural requirements.) My biggest concern is the Dendrobium leucocyanum. I understand that they like it quite cool, lots of humidity, a fair amount of air circulation, absolutely do not want to dry out, and "bright shade" (can anyone give me an FC interpretation/number for that term?) Long story short, should I risk trying to grow it in my mini greenhouse with all the others or give it a try in the Wardian case? I have some extra small fans & lights laying around and it sounds like it would just need to be misted, so it doesn't completely dry out (so far the others I mentioned seem to be fairly compatible with those conditions. The Dendrobium is the one I just received and is the one that's going to tip the scale one way or the other. SHOULD I GIVE IT A SHOT OR RISK KEEPING IT IN THE MINI G.H. (humidity runs between 60 and 70 and temps between 65 and 75/always lots of air and TOO much light)