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Comparettia macroplectron

This is a discussion on Comparettia macroplectron within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have had a few goes at this genus ; they all seem lovely, very ...

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    I have had a few goes at this genus ; they all seem lovely, very desirable, and so, so easy to kill... twig epiphytes I think. Hate being wet, hate being dry. Spray daily ( I suppose to copy nature) spray every morning at sunrise.... me , I like to go away occasionally - two days is long enough for them to start feeling unhappy, perhaps.Maybe thats what I did wrong - leave them for more than 24 hours.....
    The very, very best of luck.

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    I certainly have tried many things with it. Right now I am trying to keep it wetter but still have lots of air around the roots. I have a small terrarium and put it in that for a few weeks but it continued to look even more dehydrated. Weird part is that the blooms look full and happy with no sign of decline while the growth is looking worse and worse. It kind of makes me wonder if the growth dies off after blooming and maybe a new one will start. I like it so much I saw another one in spike for a good price. Since I am purchasing a few other orchids from the same seller I decided to get it because it won't be much more to ship it. I am going to try a slightly different method of keeping the second one.

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