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masdie culture

This is a discussion on masdie culture within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am looking for info on the culture of masedvallia species. I have my first ...

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    Default masdie culture

    I am looking for info on the culture of masedvallia species. I have my first one currently, masdie vietchiana(sp?), which is in bloom and has another spike on the way. question is, what do you fertilize with and how often? I gave it a little diluted 20-20-20 last week and it seemed fine, but now the bloom is fading and im not sure if its the salts in the fertilizer overpowering the plant, or if the plant is just done with that flower. I bought this plant in bloom so I cant say how long the first bloom was on the plant. I have it in the brightest section of my phalaenopsis growing area over a fog maker to keep the humidity up and the temp down as much as possible. Any suggestions?

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    heres the best link that I can think of off the top of my head

    If I think of any more I will post

    http://www.orchidspecies.com/index.htm

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    Masd shouldnt have bright light, I grow mine in with my tree frogs, its lower light, cool and constantly moist.

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    Mine get quite bright light but they are on the right side of my greenhouse facing east and are under shelves so are pretty protected from any direct sun which they definitely won't like. Here is my guide to growing Masdevallia-
    http://www.*************************...-masdevallias/
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    i grow mine 75:25 light:shade. they get water when i go past with the hose, and never get fertilized. but the leaf up like they're on steroids,then flower equally as well.

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    Very different to myself, mine get feed at every watering!

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    lol here they get a 30 times as much UV light lol, but im sure it doesnt affect growth.....ive had my fair share of UV ligh too, with one or two melanomas, and im 16! it must be something in our Kiwi water

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