curled back venustum

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    tomBEE

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    bought it about 2 years ago when it blossomed. Last year, the only bud was blasted. this year, one spike with 2 buds: one opened, one blasted.
     

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    Probably keeping it too dry... my venustum’s did the same thing when I first started growing them, until I started keeping them wet all year.
     
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    Mine too. Must try with more water. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    thx all for comments and the invaluable tip!
     
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    btw, dear junglejewel, how do u keep them wet? more frequent watering? use substrate that can hold more water?
     
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    I think I was keeping mine too dry as well from what I've read here in the last couple of years. I just increased the number of times I water very recently. It takes me along time to make ajustments.
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    They need to be in an airy mixture of substrate, but one that is very very moist constantly. That’s what I’ve found with all my venustum’s by trial and error. Most of mine are in a mixture of 50% New Zealand sphagnum moss, 25% small orchiata bark, and 25%, #3 perlite, but I have venustum’s in a variety of substrate, and they all do well as long as they are kept very moist like Borneo/Sumatra species. Remember, venustum’s come from the wettest jungle on earth.
     
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    This is very, very helpful. Thank you for the tips. I am certainly keeping mine too dry.
     
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    again, thx junglejewel for the detailed tip!
     
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    No problem at all. That’s what we are all here for.., to learn from each other. :)
     
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    tomBEE, check out the few posts I’ve made of a few venustum’s of mine this past month to see the results I get from keeping venustum’s on the wet side. I really went into detail on my care of them in the post I made a couple days ago of my venustum ‘fox catcher’ x self.
     
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