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Zootrophion endresianum

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    This is a really cool orchid. The picture of the whole plant is impressive. How difficult has this been to care for?
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    Not difficult at all, Derek. I grow it 55-75F(can be grown warmer), low light(800FC).

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    Excellant shot, Tom, on that close up. How big are the flowers? As I recall, most if not all members of this genus have tiny flowers.

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    The flower is about 0.75".

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    Really cool. I have a dark red Zootrophion atropurpureum. I must be growing it too warm since it gets black spots on its leaves. I can bloom it, but the foliage looks terrible. A friend said it looks normal, but I would like to grow it without the spots if possible. Do you grow atropurpureum as well? Take a look at mine here: Zootrophion atropurpureum Any thoughts?

    Not sure why it always has black spots unless it is from the heat. I grow it buried among my phrags and they look great.

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    Bruce, some Zootrophion do get black spots on the leaves easily when they don't get good air movement. Some Zootrophion are sensitive to strong light, so too much light can cause the same problem too IMO.

    I only have very few Zootrophion species. I do have one seedling currently labeled as Z atropurpureum but I have not bloomed it out yet.

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    I was going to comment on how much more beautiful that flower looks than my atropurpureum and then I saw BDs post on atro's. Mine is a young plant but just bloomed. It has some small spots which I blamed on sooty mold from spider mites. My plant is in fairly low light but does not have direct contact to moving air and I think mites got at it. I have been misting daily since and no more spot have appeared. It is kept at around 60 to 75 degrees in my basement under standard 40w. flourescent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    Bruce, some Zootrophion do get black spots on the leaves easily when they don't get good air movement. Some Zootrophion are sensitive to strong light, so too much light can cause the same problem too IMO.

    I only have very few Zootrophion species. I do have one seedling currently labeled as Z atropurpureum but I have not bloomed it out yet.
    Thanks Tom.

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    Hi Tom,

    Have you ever noticed any type of fragrance coming from Zootrophion orchids?

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