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    Good stuff! My Neps are all beginning to vine out, but no new pitchers yet.

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    N. glandulifera x burbidgeae. I really like how this one is turning out.


    N. glandulifera


    Lepanthes gargoyla


    Masdevallia erinacea. This one's gearing up for quite the show. Here's the first open flower:


    Macleania glabra looking much better thanks to Kevin's suggestion to try some iron chelate


    Could this even be flower buds forming?! It definitely does not look like a new leaf...

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    Beautiful plants! Thanks for sharing! I really NEED a chaniana x veitchii & alata mini orchid like yours.

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    The Lepanthes gargoyla is my favorite. Beautiful plants, they're obviously quite happy.

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    Thanks! The N. chaniana x veitchii is one of my favorites. I really like the fuzz and the colorful peristome, plus it's been a strong grower, consistently putting out bigger and bigger pitchers.

    Radagast, I love Lepanthes spp. but so many of them are cool growers. L. gargoyla and L. calodictyon both do well for me.

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    Very nice plants! Your Macleania glabra looks in great health and that is definitely an inflorescence, congratulations! What fertilizer do you give it, aside from chelated iron?
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    Excellent plants!! You've definitely got a blooming Macleania, too! The new growth looks superb. Congrats!

    It's probably a good idea to discuss blueberry ferts. I would love to know your guys' approach.

    I tend to believe in supplementing small doses of Ca/Mg/S even for Ericaceae, so use a pinch of gypsum and limestone in my mix. Still a good idea to play it safe though, because too much Ca will induce iron deficiency. Then just a generic 20-10-20 with micronutrients, perhaps a rate of 1/4-1/2tsp per gallon, every couple weeks. Usually a bit of iron chelate too--helps the display collection always look very green. Iron's always helpful for anything Ericaceae anyway.
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    What fertilizer do you give it, aside from chelated iron?
    It's probably a good idea to discuss blueberry ferts.
    Weakly, weekly, as for a lot of my orchids. I just use Better-Gro orchid fertilizer (20-14-13, with micronutrients) at a rate of about 1/4 tsp per gallon. It does contain iron (.20%), but last summer the M. glabra was looking chlorotic, so Kevin suggested I try iron chelate, which I use once in a while. Seems to keep everything looking good.

    My Disterigma rimbachii, Macleania pentaptera, and Ceratostema silvicola get about the same fertilizer regimen. The Disterigma is a monster and the M. pentaptera is getting big, but neither bloomed yet. I'd like to figure out what it takes to encourage these to flower. As for the M. glabra, I think the inflorescence is due to dumb luck!

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