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I just acquired a few of these over the weekend to replace mine that is happily blooming in heaven. :sob: Before history repeats itself, any cultural tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
 
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No.. I do have diatomite and can try straight S/H and keep it warm and bright if that's the condition it likes
 

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I don't have any experince with this plant since it's not available here in the US of A. But a lot of folks here on the forum have great sucess with S/H. Warm and bright sounds reasonable.
 

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I bought 2 tranlienianum seedlings 2 months ago and potted them in my standard Paph mix and put then with all the other seedlings of the same size and they are growing fine.
 

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If you have Paph barbigerum, insigne, or Paph spicerianum, and have been successful with either of those species - give your tranlinianum the same conditions.
Myself I grow insigne, spicerianum and barbigerum in a seedling grade fir bark mix, with charcol, coarse perlite and top dress with a little crushed oystershell. Keep them moist, don't dry hard between watering. Intermediate to warm temps March through September, the a bit cooler (55's F or 12 to 15 C) at night for the winter.

If you have never tried S/H, don't start with a species that you have had trouble with. Try S/H first with a plant you already know how to grow well. I use semi-hydro for a quite few plants, it is a good technique, but ..... try it first with something you know how to grow, that way you can get a real side by side comparison, and know if you are getthing the 'knack' of using semi-hydro. My prefered media for S/H is diatomite, Maidenwell brand, which in the usa is easy to get from Joe at www.diatomite-usa.com
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If you have never tried S/H, don't start with a species that you have had trouble with. Try S/H first with a plant you already know how to grow well. I use semi-hydro for a quite few plants, it is a good technique, but ..... try it first with something you know how to grow, that way you can get a real side by side comparison, and know if you are getthing the 'knack' of using semi-hydro. My prefered media for S/H is diatomite, Maidenwell brand, which in the usa is easy to get from Joe at www.diatomite-usa.com
I agree and I'm sort of a fan of s/h.;)
 
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Thank you Leo, I'll follow your advice and try my best to make them happy :rollhappy:

Eric, yes.. but it was unintentional :p I am proud to admit I have never murder any besseae or besseae hybrids in the 3 years I've had them. :poke:
 

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Leo is right about culture techniques but since you bought more then one plant, try both, one in S/H and the other in the way you are acustum to. You need to change something or you'll be looking for more plants.
 
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Leo is right about culture techniques but since you bought more then one plant, try both, one in S/H and the other in the way you are acustum to. You need to change something or you'll be looking for more plants.
Yes, I will put them separately and try the different conditions and see which one it likes best. I will move one to S/H later on when it has active growing roots. :) I'll add some limestone pieces or oyster shell this time too.. something I didn't do last time.

If they still perish, I guess I can say this species is not for me.
 

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"If they still perish, I guess I can say this species is not for me."

NO!!!! Don't think that way, please! Rather think of it as the ultimate challange and become our resident expert:):)

Good growing dude.

Rick H
 
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I bought mine last June and it appears to grow quite happily on my West facing windowsill (I'm in north of England) without any special treatment. I water it once a week or so (more of less depending on the weather, etc) and fertilise with MSU type fertiliser. It's in bark with a top dressing of crushed oyster shell. It bloomed this winter (still in flower actually) and developed a whole bunch of new growths since last summer. Seems like a happy little guy.

Good luck with yours!
 

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I don't have any experince with this plant since it's not available here in the US of A. But a lot of folks here on the forum have great sucess with S/H. Warm and bright sounds reasonable.
why is it not available in the us?
 
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Thanks Elena! I followed your advise and put oyster shells on top of the medium :)
 

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