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Masdevallia Prince Charming

This is a discussion on Masdevallia Prince Charming within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this in bloom at my local show. The blooms of this one reflex ...

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    Default Masdevallia Prince Charming

    I bought this in bloom at my local show. The blooms of this one reflex a bit, but seems that it might have longer lasting flowers because of its heavy substance. This is a primary hybrid between angulata and veitchiana, veitchiana giving its colour.

    The colour of this bloom looks drabby under artificial light, but under natural light it appears more brightly coloured

    Masdevallias require cool to intermediate temperatures typically, and higher humidity




    (I might be able to share my first self-earned Masdevallia blooms next month if my Masd. Redshine does not blast)

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    very nice, Fren! Wish I could grow them.......

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    honestly this is not my genera of plants to grow either. I do have a few that I have not killed. Growing in clat pellets S/H, has been a life saver. Growing on clay anything is good. Some have mounted them on clay pots, etc. or lava rock

    So it took me years to just maybe have my first earned bloom (fingers crossed), plus a handfull of DIMPed plants

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    Lovely! Looking forward to see Masd. Redshine blooming !

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    Will you please explain (clat pellets S/H). Is it being grown in the regular S/H method.

    In the last few months I have become interested in growing Masdvellia in my home. Anything I try to grow in spag, which most dealers recommend, has a slow death ahead, so I'm growing some now in a mix of spag, CHC, tree fern and perlite. That seems to work for me, at least up until now, for about 6 months. I use clay pots, I was told they help to keep them cooler. S/H works well for me with any other orchids. I'm very much interested in your method.

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    Yup, it is the same as the regular S/H method. This is the only way I've been able to keep them alive. I'm not using S/H pots though, but rather just sitting the contain with the S/H balls onto a tray of water.

    Also I mounted a dracula onto a side of a small clay pot and sat this pot into a tray of water.

    This plant was sold to me in sphag with a basket. but I think it needs to be changed into S/H as well

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    This one looks great, Fren. I hope the other blooms for you.

    Cheers,
    BD

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