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Pleurothallis allenii

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    Hey, heres another little cutie i bought from the Orchid fair on a spur of the moment-mum liked this so i thought "what the hell" and bought it (see, thats one parent im slowly turning to the dark side, now to start on the other....). Tiny thing though! Anyone again, have any general rules on its cultivation?

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    One of the easiest Pleurothallis species to grow. Grow it intermediate. Mine is in moss in clay pot and I water it once a week. Shady.

    In time this species will grow big and fast but it is still a nice compact miniature.

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    Good buy! Always good to buy plants like this and have no clue what it will look like. You don't come across this species so much here in western europe. But what works really for my pleuro's is to bring them outside as soon as the nights are not under 10 degrees celcius (50F). Normally during the day the T goes up to 20C (68F). This temperature differences are in favour for all sorts of orchids which I can not simulate in house.

    Good luck with it and in time we will find the posts of your photos
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    Thanks for the advice everyone Greatly appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidmorris View Post
    Good buy! Always good to buy plants like this and have no clue what it will look like. You don't come across this species so much here in western europe. But what works really for my pleuro's is to bring them outside as soon as the nights are not under 10 degrees celcius (50F). Normally during the day the T goes up to 20C (68F). This temperature differences are in favour for all sorts of orchids which I can not simulate in house.

    Good luck with it and in time we will find the posts of your photos
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    And thanks Maurice for the temp tip! I have never had Pleurothallids, appart from Masdevallia and Dryadella, but in the last week or so, i have got Dracula and now the Restrepia and Pleurothallis. I thought 'what the heck, it looks great!' and got one lol-i didnt think about anything else!

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    I agree with Tom, intermediate condition. I'm watering it regularly and keeping potting media moist. I increased the moisture in the air and it flowers abundantly this year. I posted some pics not so long ago.
    I see you like a beauties from South America, nice....

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    Whatever its name is, it's quite kute! Lucky you, got a lot of nice orchids

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