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Dracula -watering

This is a discussion on Dracula -watering within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm sorry to have so many questions. I received my Dracula bella x cordobae on ...

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    I'm sorry to have so many questions. I received my Dracula bella x cordobae on Wednesday. It was pretty wet when I received it. It's been in 70% humidity and right now at 67 degrees Fahrenheit fluctuating into the low 70's. The moss still feels very wet so I haven't watered it only misted it. I don't want to water while it is still so damp but I don't want to overwater it either. Any advice on how often to water or how damp the moss should be is appreciated. Right now it's little and in a 2 inch regular pot. when I repot it I'm going to out it In a hanging basket but it's still too small for the smallest I have found.
    I've tried googling info on care but I'm not finding what I'm looking for. I only read water every day to every other day in summer and every 3 to 4 days in winter but the moss feels so wet so I'm not sure what to do.

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    This little orchids enjoy high humidity & don't want to dry out completely.

    When you touch the moss, you feel it is barely moist then it is time to water again. If too wet for extended period then probably your moss has deteriorated & need to replace with fresh potting mix/moss.

    Goodluck

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    Thank you so much cucubirds for the advice. So far the orchid is doing ok.

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