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Look what the postman just brought.

Wasn't expecting it to be in flower still, and another spike with a developing bud too. Hoping its an established enough plant to survive my treatment of it.

Any tips most welcome. My last try with masde types didn't end well.

(Apologies for the poor photo, bloom is hanging down in to the leaves.)

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I tried this many years ago. It really does need high humidity, buoyant atmosphere and cool temperatures. It's not a myth. ;)

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I tried this many years ago. It really does need high humidity, buoyant atmosphere and cool temperatures. It's not a myth. ;)


I'm going to give it my best shot. Currently in our en suite bathroom, which is a pretty chilly 12c at night, 16-19c day, and about 70% humidity (100% after a shower!) Only downside is its a bit too shady, but will see how it goes.
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Best of luck with that one Chris, I Keep my Dracula (erithrochaete) in a 400 x 250 mm glass cylinder, hanging an inch from a shpagnum moss "carpet". RH fluctuates between 65-99%-avg 75%. moist but not wet. I also lit mine with a 6500K CFL bulb about a foot away( apparently need brightish light to spike) it worked I gleaned 3 spikes.
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Best of luck with that one Chris, I Keep my Dracula (erithrochaete) in a 400 x 250 mm glass cylinder, hanging an inch from a shpagnum moss "carpet". RH fluctuates between 65-99%-avg 75%. moist but not wet. I also lit mine with a 6500K CFL bulb about a foot away( apparently need brightish light to spike) it worked I gleaned 3 spikes.
Barnie.


Hi Barnie,
That sounds like a little more effort than I want to go to. But no arguing with the results if you got that many spikes. I think I'll try to keep things simple for now and progress to the whole air chamber thing if necessary!
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