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Question about Pardalopetalum

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    The more I look, the more smitten I am with the flowers in the Pardalopetalum group. Can someone tell me what the conditions for these plants should be? Thanks!

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    Ahhh, yes, Nancy, the pardalopetalums are yummy! Just delish! I have two of the 4....and pete is working on me w/ the other two...very beautiful. However I will let one of the experts answer your question. I do know that lowii is a bit lower light than say, my roth...my hay. is right up there in the light though...I keep them from drying out - but not moist and soggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchid_fan
    The more I look, the more smitten I am with the flowers in the Pardalopetalum group. Can someone tell me what the conditions for these plants should be? Thanks!
    Nancy, I treat all my plants from this group just like my other multiflorals (Corypetalum) but a little less light than the roth and its cousins.

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    Some say that parishii is a shade lover. i.e. mottled-leaf style. Then again, I know people who give it good light, so who knows. I do know that platyphyllum (a coryo) is a definite shade lover, and have heard reports that sanderianum does not appreciate the same high light as its brethren.

    Is tigrinum considered a pardalo?

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    Jason, tigrinum is in the Paphiopedilum group. I don't have one, not a big fan of it but I may get one someday when it is more affordable.

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    I like tigrinum (as some of you already know) but it is way too pricey...Sherwood actually had a well priced one recently that sold very quickly.

    I rathere'd the roth w/ the best cross...but anyway...
    I wonder if my sandy is getting a bit too much light - it is in the brightest area, but sheltered by some of the larger plants....hmmm, not sure, but keep reading this about the sandy....(Peter it is next to the ecua if that helps any?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    I like tigrinum (as some of you already know) but it is way too pricey...Sherwood actually had a well priced one recently that sold very quickly.

    I rathere'd the roth w/ the best cross...but anyway...
    I wonder if my sandy is getting a bit too much light - it is in the brightest area, but sheltered by some of the larger plants....hmmm, not sure, but keep reading this about the sandy....(Peter it is next to the ecua if that helps any?)
    My sandy gets very very bright light all day but sheltered from direct sunlight from the Grande.

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    Ah ok thanks that is helpful - mine is next to the equa and both are "sheltered" by the grande and IE, but get nice bright light otherwise....

    Peter, have any of your plants sunburnt during the winter w/ your bright HPS lighting? Just curious of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    Ah ok thanks that is helpful - mine is next to the equa and both are "sheltered" by the grande and IE, but get nice bright light otherwise....

    Peter, have any of your plants sunburnt during the winter w/ your bright HPS lighting? Just cuious of course!
    Nope! Never!

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    Default That would be "curious" btw!

    Thanks Peter!!!

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