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Masdevallia infract alba , or maybe albescens.

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    Default Masdevallia infract alba , or maybe albescens.

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    I have not grown M.infracta for very many years - in fact only came back to Mazzies a year or two ago after an absence of almost 20 years. I did not remember it being repeat flowering from the same stems, but this one is. I do't remember any varieties either - they were always just plain reddish purple ; but recently I bought 4 different varieties from a reliable South American dealer, and here is one of them.
    Of course the repeat flowering bit has a slight disadvantage, in that you keep the old flower stems on, waiting for another flower, and they do slightly spoil the look.
    But I like white flowers, white mazzies, and this white infracta, whatever. Hope it finds admirers now !

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    Quite lovely, Geoff!



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    WOW! What a beautiful display. I have only one masdevallia orchid and the blooms grow so close to the leaves. I love the way this one blooms.

    cheers,
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    Gorgeous! I have a couple warm growers and have no idea what i'm doing with them. lol Perhaps if they survive my haphazard care they will bloom some day...and look amazing like yours.

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    I just loooooooooooove Masdevallias! And this one is so tall! What do you use for potting mix? Because it does not look like sphag, and that is what I read that I should use for them.
    Pure and crystaline, just stunning!

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetSlayer View Post
    I just loooooooooooove Masdevallias! And this one is so tall! What do you use for potting mix? Because it does not look like sphag, and that is what I read that I should use for them.
    Pure and crystaline, just stunning!

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Sphag is far too wet too much of the time - in my conditions. Damp is what they want, not wet. I use open free-draining mixes of medium bark (about the size of a sultana or raisin) with some coarse Perlite and charcoal chips

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    Thank you! I just mounted mine, but I guess they will get to dry a bit better, it was too mushy and I almost lost them! Made a thread about it, no answer, good thing you posted this pics

    Have a great one!

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