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M. floribunda var. twerckheimii x M. decumana

This is a discussion on M. floribunda var. twerckheimii x M. decumana within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is the first time it has bloomed for me. I got it last summer. ...

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    Default M. floribunda var. twerckheimii x M. decumana

    This is the first time it has bloomed for me. I got it last summer. There are quite a few more buds coming.

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    Nice masd you have there

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    Cool spotting!

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    That's a cool flower - how big is it? Is it quite small - I find it very difficult to tell the size in photos where there is not much in the background to indicate the scale

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    These blooms aren't huge. They are miniature plants, perfect for a cool growing vivarium.

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    Fren is right, this is a miniature. I grow it with all my other minatures under lights. I think it must like intermediate temps because I've never kept it cool and it grows next to the others that like intermediate temps.

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    I think I agree that intermediate would be a better term than cool. I read floribunda is a warmth tolderant species. So what temps are classified as cool or intermediate?

    My Masdevallia Sprinkles ‘Spotty’ (Steven Male x decumana) has finally finished blooming. I found that under my conditions the new blooms were very faded and they were smaller than the original ones which I bought, so I was thinking it liked it cooler. The spikes were tall enough that the buds developed in warmer air because of the lighting, though the roots are cool because of ice packs. The air heats up quite a lot from the lighting. There was a lot of leaf drop but now the plant is stable and sending new leaves, it was weird that it dropped leaves yet continued blooming.
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...es-spotty.html

    Qing had a pretty Masd. Proud Mary (Masd Mary Staal X Masd decumana) that liked it cooler, well at least 60F/night, 70F/day.
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    All three of our plants has that decumana spotting

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    Fren: I am not sure about the temp. I grew it under lights with the house temp. Since we heated with corn most of the winter I'm thinking the temp was a warm 72 -75 most the winter. It wasn't until early spring when we quit heating with corn and the temp went down to 68 day and 62 at night. I would love to try more of them and the draculas but I'm thinking that my luck wouldn't be so good with the more cool lovers. I do have a question however, what is this decumana spotting????? Still new to some terms and conditions.

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    decumana is the species that gives the spotting on the blooms
    IOSPE PHOTOS

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    Thanks Fren, I am learning every day.

    Julie

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