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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 ...
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.
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.
Very nice picture, Geoff!
So cute! Very beautiful!
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