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Masdevallia caesia

This is a discussion on Masdevallia caesia within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is one of my favorite Masdevallia. For some reason I love things upside down!...

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    This is one of my favorite Masdevallia. For some reason I love things upside down!
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    You have a great collection! So many blooms! Nice!

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    Do all Masdevallia grow upside down?

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    I love it and the picture is A-1 .. One question, is it a cool grower ? if so how do you keep it cool enough in So. Cal. ? Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin View Post
    I love it and the picture is A-1 .. One question, is it a cool grower ? if so how do you keep it cool enough in So. Cal. ? Gin
    Filter sunlight. Winter temperature goes down to the mid 40F. Summer temperature can go up to mid 80F. Must water with really good water, like rain or RO water. I’ve never fertilized my plants.

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    Very nice, I really like the color and the shape of the blooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotsomerice View Post
    Filter sunlight. Winter temperature goes down to the mid 40F. Summer temperature can go up to mid 80F. Must water with really good water, like rain or RO water. I’ve never fertilized my plants.

    Nice, I got a question for you. How do you collect your rain water and how do you keep it in good shape? Also, where do you get your RO water?

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    Great job... great pic and bloom!

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    I actually water it with RO water. You can actually buy RO water system really cheap now online. Just buy a large plastic trash can and collect the water that way. I actually have a saltwater fish tank. I do use RO water for the fish tank too.

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    my son buys RO water for his planted tank so I'll make him buy me some

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