Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In bloom today

The genus Restrepia contains 30 or 40 found from Mexico to Northern Argentina. Their culture is similar to small Pleurothallis species and grow well with small pots, high humidity and shady conditions.

Restrepia sanguinea grows in Ecuador and Venezuela. It is cold to cool growing.

Sometimes I see an orchid characterized as "grows like a weed". In my environment, this is usually one of those. But this year I didn't get the winter watering right and many of my Pleuros and Masds suffered for it.

I have increased the general watering frequency and am paying more attention to the hand watering. It will still be awhile before the greenhouse goes into the summer fully automatic mode.

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