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This is a discussion on Masdevallia Tangerine Dragon within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; An acquisition last Autumn ( Fall to you ! ) , when I started to ...
An acquisition last Autumn ( Fall to you ! ) , when I started to add pleurothallids to my collection. In general they seem to be cool growing , and whilst there are exceptions, it is necessary to pick and choose a bit to get ones which will fit into my Vanda,Cattleya etc conditions. Evidently this one does, since it is growing nicely and this is the second batch ( a third spike is growingand maybe even a fourth) on quite a small plant.
Now that is a cool masdevallia. I love the name and the blooms look like dragons!
very pretty. Masdevallias are some of my favorite orchids.
Lovely, Geoff. How cool does your greenhouse get? We are having trouble with a couple of masdevallias, even when they're in the coolest spot and hanging on a water-seeping "cool" pot.
Beautiful...I'm guessing size from picture to be about 8 inches. Thank you.
Thanks Geoff - oh dear - in order for them to get that cool (about 59F), I'd have to put them outside. I wonder whether the drop in nightime temps would be sufficient - right now, daytime temps are running from 68 - 80 (30 Celsius is about 86F). Do you think putting them out in the shade provided by the balcony overhang would help rescue them - or is that a bad idea?
Quite lovely, it is still Autumn to me since I was a former British subject.
There used to be a specialist nursery who gave a lot of good advice about this group ( Look for "A Masdevallia Cultural Guide"...) located in Indianopolis or somewhere very close - ( they don't visit UK any more because of CITES bureaucracy perhaps) maybe you can find them on the net' - I can't mention names but if you are stuck, PM me.