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Any luck growing Dracula orchids in a Tank?

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    Default Any luck growing Dracula orchids in a Tank?

    Just wondering if any experienced growers have had success growing Dracula's (I would spell the correct name, but I know I would butcher it) and the like, inside a closed terrarium (upright lizard tank)?

    I was considering doing that, and putting in one of those personal cool misting humidifiers... But would love to hear other thoughts.
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    Where are you from?. Most of the Masdevallia genus are from cloud forests and are cool growing. If you can give them thier natural environment (Very high humidity, fog) they should do well in a terrarium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberVZ View Post
    Just wondering if any experienced growers have had success growing Dracula's (I would spell the correct name, but I know I would butcher it) and the like, inside a closed terrarium (upright lizard tank)?

    I was considering doing that, and putting in one of those personal cool misting humidifiers... But would love to hear other thoughts.
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    Heat is your biggest concern as Sriram said. Need good air circulation as well. There are some great in situ pics of these genus on the web. Should give you some ideas on what to aim for. I'm thinking of adding a few soon.

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    Ok, I'll definitely put a little personal fan in there to keep the air moving... Thanks all!
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    Depending on the size of the terrarium a personal fan may be too strong. I know one collector who uses a computer fan in a 140 litre aquarium. Something else to consider is lighting. A sunny window is not a good idea. Plants can bake in that situation in a matter of hours. Although expensive, LED's would probably be the way to go.

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    Definitely won't have them in direct light... I was considering either t5's or led... And yes, a computer fan would do well, thanks!
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