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Unread 06-06-2007, 11:07 PM
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Default Beallara Diana Dunn 'Mendenhall" free to good home

Beallara free (for shipping cost) to good home in U.S.

(Edited Thursday, June 7, 10:22 Mountain Daylight Time, US) This plant has now found a new home and will soon be shipped to Florida where I'm sure it will appreciate the higher humidity than that which exists here in New Mexico, US. Thank you everyone for your interest.


Hello all-- I love orchids (and carnivorous plants). I have a Beallara Diana Dunn 'Mendenhall' that I have grown for about 8 years. It is a large mature plant and has bloomed beautifully.

However, it does not like the arid high plains of eastern New Mexico where I live and has struggled in our very low humidity, its leaves crinkled for lack of moisture to lubricate and separate them when they are growing.

Why don't I raise the humidity? Because I grow a number of plants (a few orchids as well as Venus Flytraps and other plants) in the sunroom/"greenhouse" with the Beallara. The others, including my favorite Cattleya-Laelia alliance orchids and the Phalaenopsis, all have adapted well to my environment. But the Beallara has not, and I would like to send it to a new loving home where there is greater humidity and where it can truly be happy and thrive. Therefore I'm offering it free for shipping cost to someone who would like it and who lives in a humid environment in the U.S. Here is a photo I took some months ago of the flowers of this plant:



I'm not sure how much the shipping would cost. I'll have to do some research to estimate. If anyone is interested in this plant, please send an email to my address: steve@flytrapranch.com and please let me know your nickname/username here at orchidboard.com.

Thanks and best wishes,

Steve
eastern New Mexico, US

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Wow!! Gorgeous!!!!!! How large is the plant? NYC gets pretty humid.
I'm moving this to the trades section!
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Wow!! Gorgeous!!!!!! How large is the plant? NYC gets pretty humid.
I'm moving this to the trades section!
Thanks for moving the thread to the correct forum. Sorry.

The plant has been mature for a number of years and now has about 16-18 pseudobulbs, the largest of which are about 2 inches wide and 4 or 5 inches from base to the top of the bulb. The longest leaves on the mature pseudobulbs are about a foot (11-13 inches).

I would like to give this plant to an experienced grower in a more humid environment, a person who will know how to care for it. I just hope to find it a better home.


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Wow Steve, that's beautiful!!!!!! It'll be gone real soon
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man thats a great bllra....one that i was looking for too but i just grow to warm for bllra's i hope it goes to a good home....i wonder if jive is on this forum
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man thats a great bllra....one that i was looking for too but i just grow to warm for bllra's i hope it goes to a good home....i wonder if jive is on this forum
The summers here in the region of New Mexico in which I live are very hot (90s and 100s are common). In the winter the temperature in the greenhouse can go down to 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night (that's where the thermostat is set). So this Beallara has endured reasonable extremes of temperature. The nights at this altitude (400 ft.) are usually 20-30 degrees cooler than the days because of the altitude, but I don't know whether that has been very important to this plant.


If interested in this plant, when you write to my email address (steve@flytrapranch.com), be sure to let me know your username/nickname here at orchidboard.com. Thanks,

-Steve

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