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Old 08-09-2020, 11:11 AM
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I can only comment from experience... for me, they grow under the same conditions - on my patio, so they get winter lows around 4 deg. C (occasionally a little lower) and summer highs mostly below 32 deg C but occasionally higher. I think that M. versteegii needs to be shadier, with its thinner leaves. With M. decoratum, I found that with a bit more light (bright shade with filtered sun for a few hours) I got more flowers. With higher temperatures, I think that with more shading and some extra watering during the day, one could get away with more heat.

Just keep M. versteegii away from where raccoons can reach it... I lost a nice one that was shredded... I have been growing this one for about 2 years. M. decoratum I have had for longer.
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Thanks for that, I'll keep it in the shade as it sounds like my current cooler temps shouldn't be an issue.

It's not looking good for him though, I don't think it transitioned as well as agathodaemonis or decoratum from the warmer NSW as the leaves are slowly browning off, maybe a fungus? I've now mounted it on some moss and will spray it with some Physan/Hyclor, I might post a pic.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:39 PM
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Hoping this one continues to develop, I'm going the pot route with Mediocalcars.
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