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This is a discussion on Neofinetia Falcata Information within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm interested in purchasing a Neofinetia Falcata but I'm not sure what type I should ...

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    I'm interested in purchasing a Neofinetia Falcata but I'm not sure what type I should get. Do we have any resident Neofinetia experts on OT?

    I'm looking for a bean-leaf, tolerant not-as-expensive as Seikai variety.

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    lol, your just full of questions! I just got a piece actually, and it is just a normal falcata, just go with what looks healthier and is cheap. Sometimes the cheapies can give you the most enjoyment!

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    I most certainly am full of questions, haha.

    I'm going to start a "Sam's question of the day" thread so I don't clog the pages with so many questions!

    But the standard form is nice and all, I was just wondering what bean-leaf varities are easy to grow and maybe not like $70 a growth.

    What conditions do you grow yours under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHLL38 View Post
    I most certainly am full of questions, haha.

    I'm going to start a "Sam's question of the day" thread so I don't clog the pages with so many questions!

    But the standard form is nice and all, I was just wondering what bean-leaf varities are easy to grow and maybe not like $70 a growth.

    What conditions do you grow yours under?
    Im still figuring out the best position lol....

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    For bean-leaf type, and for the price, you can't go wrong with Tamakongo. The old and well cared plant can look very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    For bean-leaf type, and for the price, you can't go wrong with Tamakongo. The old and well cared plant can look very interesting.
    I just checked this out at a vendor, and it seems like exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

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    Alright, next question, what are the true footcandle requirements of Neofinetia's? I keep seeing either low or very high. I would imagine given there natural habitat the answer would be very high, but I keep seeing reports of near Paph. light levels.

    Any thoughts?

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    Cattleya light is fine. ~2500FC

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    I'm considering what type of light set-up could give me that kind of light, say 10 inches away, what brand of florescent tubes offer something similar to sunlight?

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    No help from me if you talk about florescent light but I have seen people grow them under florescent light. HID(google for more info) light give you much more/strong light but you need to hang them high up.

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