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Old 04-08-2019, 04:28 PM
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I was at SEPOS this weekend and ended up buying a masdevallia decumana. I have 6 masdevalias in my collection. All are warm growing or warmth tolerant and have survived the summers in my apartment. Summer temps in July can go as high as 90F at my place. This is my first intermediate to cold grower. I have it growing in a double clay pot. Other than leaving the AC on all summer 24/7 am I doomed? any tips for getting the temperatures down? I'm thinking I might be forced to buy a winecooler and stick this guy in there
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The show was wonderful and I left this plant for you. Try putting some wet moss between the 2 clay pots. It may keep things cooler longer. There's a term for this pot thing that I read either here or elsewhere.
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OK, so you're an idiot for buying something that you liked the look of, even it its outside of your "culture zone". Welcome to the club, compadre! I think we've all done that - I know I have, many more times than I like to admit!

Folks that grow in semi-hydroponics switch to clay pots standing in trays of water. Between the evaporation through the pot wall and that from the LECA, it provides a pretty bold reduction in temperature.

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OK, so you're an idiot for buying something that you liked the look of, even it its outside of your "culture zone". Welcome to the club, compadre! I think we've all done that - I know I have, many more times than I like to admit!

Folks that grow in semi-hydroponics switch to clay pots standing in trays of water. Between the evaporation through the pot wall and that from the LECA, it provides a pretty bold reduction in temperature.

Good luck with your efforts.
Thanks Ray. I've potted it like you pointed out. Before transplanting I did a check on how much of a temperature drop there is inside the pot. 5-6F drop without a fan. Wondering if putting icewater in the tray will make things cooler. Its in the 50-60s here these days so I don't think I have to worry about things until July. I'm guessing I might be able to pull it off. I'll keep this post updated
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Yes, that is the correct term.
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