Hi, my Masdevallia princeps has seemed healthy enough for quite some time, until recently.
Or has it?
For about two years, it has been blooming non stop - from one spike. The plant has never grown very fast, but recently dropped a leaf or two and has turned very pale, with some yellowing and mottling. One more leaf has quickly turned brown, and yet one more looks like it might have had a leaf borer in it.
So, I'm thinking of resting it and then re-potting in several weeks. It's in straight sphag, which does look like it's ready to go into the compost.
Any ideas what this rapid (say, 10 weeks) decline could be from?
Any suggestions for medium amendments?
Any opinions about the flowering behavior?
I wonder whether multiple successive blooms from only one spike is "normal". It would be nice to see multiple spikes in a burst, rather than a single ever-bloomer.
I was gng to attach some pictures but camera batteries are dead
give me an hour to charge 'em. Thanks!