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Brassavolla digbyana, a.k.a. Rhyncholaeia digbyana

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    Default Brassavolla digbyana, a.k.a. Rhyncholaeia digbyana

    B. digbyana was one of the orchids that took me from cautiously interested to excited about orchids. i finally gave up on trying to order a BS one, and got a small one when i had to order some other stuff.

    i already have a Brass. nodosa, and it seems to like being watered every third day. but it is also in a basket, so it drains quite a lot. i have a Bc. Binosa "Wabash valley," which i am also watering every 3rd day, which seems quite happy with that, even though it is in a plastic pot with bark. (its putting out a spike!!!)

    i was planning to use those two as a frame of referance, but then everything i read online said to let it dry out. so i thought i would water it a bit less frequently. but then it got here in a clay pot with bark! and now i have no idea how often to water it...is once a week to rare, or just right? should i repot it in spring, in something different?

    thanks!

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    I take it that you are in the northern hemishpere.If so watering once per week will probily be enough as you will be going into winter.When spring arrives repot the plant into what you are using,plastic, pot with bark,or what ever as keeping the collection in the same mix and containers will make life far more easier.

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    O-man is right, as usual. In a clay pot with bark, which is very traditional for catts in the US, once a week should be plenty, unless your humidity is incredibly low. I have one in a plastic pot in bark and it goes about 10 days before watering in the winter as long as I keep the humidity reasonable (above 40)

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    helpful and speedy! thanks guys!

    i haven't been online much the last few days cause i sprained my neck, so it was nice to have an answer so fast

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    I have digbyana in basket with sphagnum moss and large bark mix and it has been vary happy. It has been flowering regularly too.

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    Rynch's need alot more light than those other catts you have. I noticed a rest after flowering resulted in more root and foilage growth.

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    I just found this post, and even though its old, thought I would resurrect it...does anyone else have a rynch. digbyana? I just got one yesterday, its an interesting looking plant, I did some research on the internet to learn more about it, but would be interested to hear how other people here grow theirs?

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