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Restrepia elegans

This is a discussion on Restrepia elegans within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Does anyone have any basic rules regarding Restrepia ( elegans in particular) culture? I just ...

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    Does anyone have any basic rules regarding Restrepia (elegans in particular) culture? I just got one on Saturday at the annual L&R Orchid fair (sounds great! I know! ), it was a spur of the moment thing.....

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    Don't have a clue, but it looks exciting!

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    Cant help you very interesting species.

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    Jordan, like most of the Restrepias, it is not difficult to grow. I grow mine on cork mount, bright shade(~1500FC), good humidity and let it dry out slightly between waterings.
    I grow mine on the cool side but it can take warmer temperature.

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    really interesting sp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    I grow mine on the cool side but it can take warmer temperature.
    I agree with you. Mine is potted in sphagnum with a saucer under the pot, almost always with a little water in it.
    Elegans is a beautiful species.

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    Cool. Great new orchid. Looks really red too!

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Cool. Great new orchid. Looks really red too!

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    Hey Bruce, thanks! It is more of an orange, but it is borderline. Unfortunatly, the bloom/bud (it wasnt quite open) blasted on me that night i bought it, so now i need to wait lol!

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    Wow! I can't wait, Jordan, until we see what you can do with this!

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