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Liparis help needed!

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    Default Liparis help needed!

    Have a Liparis cordifoliain my terr. Its leaf died off which had me worried but then it sent up new leaf and a spike. Here's the problem -- looks like the spike has not only stalled, but that the buds are aborting. Haven't really done anything different that I can think of -- humidity has stayed pretty much the same, lighting the same, and I try to water it whenever it is about to exit the "lightly moist" stage.


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    AAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry that all I can do is agonize with you while waiting for the knowledgeable ones to arrive.

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    right pavel from the reading that I have just done,as I have no actual knowledge of this genus,This what I see they want/need.

    Reference:- Hawkes encyclopaedia of cultivated orchids.

    The plants from the temperate aeras should be treated like Caladenia and the warmer growing should be treated as Phaius and those that grow epiphytically should be grown the same as the smaller tropical dendrobiums.(your plant is not listed).

    Reference:- Internet Orchid Photo Encyclopedia

    This genus is made up of mostly terrestrials found in wet montane forests from 600 to 3000 meters.
    A link to your plant...

    My assumption:

    very heavy shade year round cool in the winter,say about 10C,warm growing in the summer,phallie temps.With this plant coming from forest aeras with conifers they will be wanting an acidic mix but will not be wanting salt levels in the mix to be high,due to the moisture washing the salts out .
    The growing medium would be pine needles and other forest floor debry including moss

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