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Culture for Cischweinfia sheehaniae?

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    Default Culture for Cischweinfia sheehaniae?

    Anyone here growing Cischweinfia sheehania?. I've found little bits of info online but would like more. Some are saying they are sensitive plants to care for. The one I got is growing in bark and due for something fresh. I've seen that growers have them in baskets with moss commenting how they need a lot of water. For me moss isn't a good choice unless I'm trying to grow roots on a sickly plant. Any advice??

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    I have grown other Cischweinfia specie. I think the culture is similar for all of them.

    Cischweinfias enjoy moderately bright light (Phal Light) , intermediate temperatures (cool to warm growers), good humidity and air movement. They grow well in plastic pots with moss or a seedling bark (Paph) mix.

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    Thanks Ron. Should I be watering the same as a Phal too?

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    yes, they don't like to dry out

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    Been too long since I've grown a Cisch. If I am remembering correctly, they are "steppers" (each new growth is above the older pb). Assuming my memory is accurate, then you can also grow this mounted.

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    They do look to be steppers after getting a closer look. They grow so tightly clustered together it's hard to tell. Looks like a clump of grass.

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