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Old 09-14-2017, 04:11 AM
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Tenebrosa should grow under your conditions - not at it's best, but enough for growing bigger and flowering. When there is a sheath, then you should provide a higher humidity for the best development of the buds.
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Tenebrosa should grow under your conditions - not at it's best, but enough for growing bigger and flowering. When there is a sheath, then you should provide a higher humidity for the best development of the buds.
I think so too! I'll find out soon.

One more thing...I've noticed from my readings that tenebrosas growth season is late summer/fall.
Is this correct?

Mine started growing new roots right when I settled it. So I'm expecting a new growth soon.

This means the higher humidity/ higher watering frequency is not in spring or beginning of summer but it's now.
Is this correct?
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I have several Laelia tenebrosa seedlings from Sunset Valley Orchids. They are in constant growth through warm weather, which for me is all year.
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Today I made several experiments and the conclusion is: I need a humidifier.
Any idea about which type and important features?

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I have several Laelia tenebrosa seedlings from Sunset Valley Orchids. They are in constant growth through warm weather, which for me is all year.
And what are your RH values?
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They did fine when relative humidity was 20%-30%. They are still doing fine when it's 40%-60%.

You have humid microclimates even when it's hot outside. Nestle them among leafy plants.
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You have humid microclimates even when it's hot outside. Nestle them among leafy plants.
The room is reaching the limit for the nº of plants.
By other hand I don't want to deal with the restlessness of being constantly monitoring environmental issues and moving plants in and out.
Today I did experiments with wet towels, bowls filled with hot water, even dropped water in hot pans...never got over 40% with the door constantly shut.
That's too much for my patience...

Also, with a humidifier, it will open doors to other genus that I can't grow now so I think it's a good decision.
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