Polyrrhiza Lindenii flask - what temps?
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Polyrrhiza Lindenii flask - what temps?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 02-01-2009, 08:34 PM
s1214215 s1214215 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Queensland
Age: 48
Posts: 623
Polyrrhiza Lindenii flask - what temps? Male
Default Polyrrhiza Lindenii flask - what temps?

Hi Everyone

I have a flask of Polyrrhiza Lindenii. What temperature should I keep it at? I was advised by the seller to keep it cool and not too much light as I want to keep the seedlings in the flask for some time longer.

Brett
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2009, 09:57 PM
flhiker flhiker is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,671
Default

Hi Brett, I would try to keep it around 80F. degrees
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2009, 11:12 PM
s1214215 s1214215 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Queensland
Age: 48
Posts: 623
Polyrrhiza Lindenii flask - what temps? Male
Default

Many thanks. That was about the temperature I was thinking of too. I dont want them to grow too fast as I am moving back to Australia next year. I am hoping I wont have to reflask them, but I will have to see I guess.

Brett
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-01-2009, 11:24 PM
flhiker flhiker is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,671
Default

Your welcome. By far my favorite orchid. They are not real fast grower to begin with. Good Luck
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-02-2009, 01:13 AM
gixrj18 gixrj18 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Zone: 9b
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,667
Default

If they start to struggle in any way, I would up the light....they love bright light (I have grown them in full sun). I have a flask of them currently sitting about 4" beneath a T5 light, and they love it. I realize you are trying to make them grow slow, so stay with the low light. But if they ever start to go downhill, that will be the problem. I had a couple seedlings that slowly declined in health, from the day I got them...until they were almost dead. One day, I stuck them in the full sun, and they recovered vigorously. This was in Fla. humidity, so I don't advise this in a more northerly climate...Hey Dave, like the disclaimer?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-02-2009, 01:31 AM
s1214215 s1214215 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Queensland
Age: 48
Posts: 623
Polyrrhiza Lindenii flask - what temps? Male
Default

Thanks Everyone

I appreciate the advice. I will up the light a bit with T5 I think. I guess if I need to I can reflask them. So far the are only taking up half the bottles height, so they have room to grow and the media is fresh. I think minimum they would have 9 months in this flask, if not more. See how it goes. If they look to be going backward, I will reflask. My biggest concern was temperature as my apartment where I am living until next year gets to 86F on a hot day, but hovers at 82F most days.

I am running the aircond to lower the temp at the moment, but am going to try rigging an old aquarium and some form of cooling

Brett
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:21 AM
flhiker flhiker is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,671
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gixrj18 View Post
If they start to struggle in any way, I would up the light....they love bright light (I have grown them in full sun). I have a flask of them currently sitting about 4" beneath a T5 light, and they love it. I realize you are trying to make them grow slow, so stay with the low light. But if they ever start to go downhill, that will be the problem. I had a couple seedlings that slowly declined in health, from the day I got them...until they were almost dead. One day, I stuck them in the full sun, and they recovered vigorously. This was in Fla. humidity, so I don't advise this in a more northerly climate...Hey Dave, like the disclaimer?
Don't mean to change the subject. but how are they doing?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:33 AM
gixrj18 gixrj18 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Zone: 9b
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flhiker View Post
Don't mean to change the subject. but how are they doing?
Unfortunately, they got caught in a cold snap, and didn't make it. I have some more, so I was kind of experimenting with those, testing the threshold. It seems they can handle the cold, they just can't handle that dry air. I've had a few more outside all winter, in an aquarium (hanging above bubbling water), and they have survived the winter....some have even got new growth. This is all kind of testing for when I de-flask my nice ones.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-02-2009, 10:58 AM
Swamper Swamper is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Miami,FL
Age: 57
Posts: 2,574
Default

I had my flask in a window sill but they never got direct sun. Now I have them out and they are doing great so far, still in the same spot getting indirect sun. My house is usually around 70 at night 78 while everyone is out at work and school.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-02-2009, 11:43 AM
flhiker flhiker is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,671
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swamper View Post
I had my flask in a window sill but they never got direct sun. Now I have them out and they are doing great so far, still in the same spot getting indirect sun. My house is usually around 70 at night 78 while everyone is out at work and school.
Hey Joe, didn't know you had a flask. That's cool. Where did you acquire it? I was outbid by 1.00 on a flask a few months ago on eBay. Hope I was not bidding against you
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
flask, light, lindenii, polyrrhiza, seedlings, temps


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lindenii Swamprat Beginner Discussion 17 11-28-2008 04:01 PM
Project 7 (Mystery Project) - Final Plant List cb977 Member Projects 0 08-14-2008 03:26 PM
Polyrrhiza lindenii growing info ceciliaL Beginner Discussion 5 01-08-2008 10:44 AM
How to lower temps inside a terrarium? swords Parts & Equipment 6 08-29-2007 12:23 PM
Flask venting, breathable plastics? Djarum Black Propagation 4 04-09-2007 01:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:09 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.