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MissMorbus

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I bought a Haraella retrocalla recently. I'm having a little trouble finding care information for it. It's my first orchid. I've done tons of forum reading on orchids in general, I just can seem to find anything specific on this orchid. It's potted right now, but I plan to mount it after I get paid next week. How often do I need to water it? I've read to let it dry out a little and I've also read to keep it wet.

Any tips?
 
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MoreWater

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Or it can manage in low humidity, not the best watering, and low light. This is just to say that it takes abuse.

Someone experimented with 3 growing conditions and posted results a couple of years ago on some forum - I wonder if the info is still around somewhere?
 
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MissMorbus

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Thanks for the advice. I noticed today that the bloom was closing up. It's not wilting, it's actually closing. Is that a common thing for them to do when the bloom is old? It's the flower that the plant came with so I can't guess how old it is, but I've had it a little over a week so the flower is older than that.

Thanks for your help.
 

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in my experience, the flowers will last 1-2 weeks. luckily they seem to keep sending up new spikes every few weeks.
 

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Ok here is what works for me an my two haerellas. Both are mounted with a small spahg pad. I then sit them in a bigger clay pot on top of a ball of sphag. I then place the whole pot in a small resevoir of water maybe a 1/4inch deep. Then I water the whole thing every two to three days. I was thinking of moving these to my outsode area, but not sure if they will like the oppressive heat of summer here.
 
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MissMorbus

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Thanks Tadd! That gives me a pretty good idea of what to do. Considering the way you grow them, I guess they like a lot of humidity and a pretty good amount of water.
 

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