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Masdevallia constricta

This is a discussion on Masdevallia constricta within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just opened today. It had 6 buds, but 2 got blasted on one weekend due ...

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    Default Masdevallia constricta

    Just opened today. It had 6 buds, but 2 got blasted on one weekend due to the watering system malfunction.

    Qing
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    Wow! That is strange and cool!

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    Beautiful, it looks like to is ready to take flight.

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    Nice Qing!

    Congrats on the flowers that lasted!

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    Thoes are so beautiful I love masdevallia b ut have no chance of growing them its a bit warm around here.will they stand 80 degree days indoors?
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    This is warm grower, it takes 55-85F in temperature, some extrems also allowed, though it might risk bud blast in the hot days.

    Qing

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    Beautiful and interesting too !!
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    Lovely flower, it looks like it's reaching out to grab something.

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    I have a constricta primary hybrid (Masd. Peach Fuzz), that gets the warmth tolerance from consticta. It's nice, because it means I can grow a Masd on the windowsill, which I didn't think was possible. Thus far, it's working, but it is taking a lot more frequent waterings than I first thought. I've set the open basket inside a slightly larger clay pot to try and hold a bit more humidity around the plant.

    Qing, do you grow your constricta in a temp/humidity controlled space?

    Julie

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    Mine is mounted on cork bark, and I put it in a fish tank. It is still required daily watering and I was using a fountain pump and a timer to water it on the weekend (it is in my office). Sometimes the dripper was not pointing at the plant or the timer was not set to auto, so the plant did not get a drink all 3 days. It has blasted 6 or 7 buds since I got it, but these 4 made it and all opened up.

    Qing

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