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Platystele ximenae - culture

This is a discussion on Platystele ximenae - culture within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just bought a Platystele ximenae and was wondering if I should put it on ...

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    Question Platystele ximenae - culture

    I just bought a Platystele ximenae and was wondering if I should put it on a slab or would it do better in a terrarium setting. I get the feeling that they need a good amount of humidity. If that is so since I live in Iowa it would get plenty in the summer but not the winter. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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    Hi Julie,

    I have not grown a Platystele, so I really have no answer to your question, but if it requires high humidity, I would place the plant in a pot or a terrarium. Slab mounts can really dry out fast. Hopefully this bump will help your post catch someone's eye who grows this plant.


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    My orchid encyclopedia says about the genus:

    "Most of these plants are easy to cultivate in moist, intermediate to cool-growing greenhouse condititions."

    Hope that helps!


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