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Masdevallia peristeria

This is a discussion on Masdevallia peristeria within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A recent acquisition. 20+ years ago I had a small greenhouse devoted to Masdevallias and ...

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    A recent acquisition. 20+ years ago I had a small greenhouse devoted to Masdevallias and Pleurothallids, but wanted to grow Vandas , and my missus said no more greenhouses ( I had 5 at the time). So I sold all the Mazzies etc, and turned that house into a Vanda house.
    I have missed them, and - now that I only have one house, even if it is a bit bigger, wondered if I could grow one or two. But most are supposed to be cool house orchids, and my one greenhouse is set to grow Vandas, Catts etc. But eventually I tried, and when I found it grew, gradually expanded- and am still expanding, after all they don't take up a lot of room; my 30 or so plants occupy the same space as half a dozen vandas would.
    Recently I have found that they came through a period of extreme heat - the greenhouse up to 42 F whilst I was in hospital, and apparently unharmed- which is all very encouraging. Thus particular species only joined my establishment 3 months ago, and this is its first flower.

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    Glad you found one that likes your greenhouse, Geoff. I tried and there are very few that grow in my greenhouse here because of the heat.

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    Very nice picture, Geoff!

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    So cute! Very beautiful!

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    To try, to experiment, to succeed, is a very satisfying feeling. With any orchid three months from acquisition to bloom is doing quite well. Enjoyed your narrative. AL

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