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    Hello! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I recently bought a Brocchinia reducta. It is a small plant, you can see it bellow:


    I would like to hear some advices for those who cultivate this plant. I think it is a really beautiful plant and i want to do correctly the work with my new plant.

    I would also like to ask if any of you also cultivate Catopsis berteroniana? I haven't see many pictures of this plant and i would like to see if any of you have pics to share.

    The thing is that i heard a botanist in the University of PR saying that Catopsis are found in the wild in PR, including the semi-carnivorous one. So i would like to see pics in order to know if, of the thousand bromeliads i see everyday here, maybe i have seen some Catopsis.

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    Jorge Joel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I would like to hear some advices for those who cultivate this plant.
    My b.reducta is growing in a 2:1:1 perliteeat:silica sand mix that's constantly moist (not standing in water) 5" under 80W cool fluorescent lights (15h photoperiod), with 60-70% humidity. I keep the cup filled with water, and fertilize once per four waterings with 1/2 strength soluable orchid fertilizer.

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    Quote[/b] ]I would also like to ask if any of you also cultivate Catopsis berteroniana? I haven't see many pictures of this plant and i would like to see if any of you have pics to share.
    Catopsis grows naturally as an epiphyte. However, mine is growing in 2:1:1 perliterchid barkeat left to dry slightly between waterings. Other conditions are the same as for b.reducta. I'll post a pic of my juvenile catopsis for you tonight or tomorrow.
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    Hello! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Thank you for the reply and for the info [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I really appreaciate it!

    I will be very grateful if you can take the pic and post it here. It will be of a great help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Thanks once again!

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    Hi.
    I grow brocchinia also and I grow my brocchinia in 3 part of Peat moss and 1 part perlite. I water it once or twice a week and give it direct mourning sunlight (3-4 hours). Hope this helped [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (little Nices @ Mar. 08 2006,6:01)]Hi.
    I grow brocchinia also and I grow my brocchinia in 3 part of Peat moss and 1 part perlite. I water it once or twice a week and give it direct mourning sunlight (3-4 hours). Hope this helped [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Hello my friend! Sure, this info is helpful [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Thank you very much for your help!!!

    By the way, how are doing your P. primuliflora?

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    As promised, here's two pics of my C.berteroniara pup, from different angles:





    They're relatively easy to grow.
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    Cool!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] That plant looks great! Thank you for taking from your time to take these pics and post them. I really appreciate it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

    Did you find it in a CP's Nursery or elsewhere?

    Thanks so much!

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