- Jan 22, 2008
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- elmer, nj
Well, there collectively have been a number of factors for waves of decline for my collection over the years… each time I needed to move in more recent times, things would go in boxes. And then be in boxes or a spot ill suited for plants, and at times scale or mealybug would creep in when I was very busy at work or it was native orchid hunting season and I was distracted. Scale may not have been the direct cause the druryi died, waves of plants dying tends to get pushed away from direct memory… most likely during a transition time I did not pay attention and things didn’t get watered in a timely periodic fashion. More recently plants would be okay and then I’d buy a few things that looked clean or ID sprayed and thought things were clean, but new scale came in on new plants and while things were busy and I looking elsewhere the scale was hitting under the water line and many mostly phrags and paphs were too stressed and ultimately diedI am sorry for your loss! I think we must really protect this taxon in culture. I probably shouldn’t have tried it but I’m giving it my all. I’m surprised about scale killing it…I haven’t lost any plant to scale. No matter how bad the infestation, I just keep attacking until I’ve killed it. I’m guessing yours was sucked dry?
i think the druryi was being grown by the former owner in a net pot, and after being divided and larger piece transferred to the other person maybe from here, I put it back into the net pot. While I was in one place and paying attention, it seemed to like being grown in airy conditions in a plant cart under fluorescent lights