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    Do you actually grow it indoors in the North without its leaves folding like an accordion? I've always struggled with orchids having that kind of leaf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    Do you actually grow it indoors in the North without its leaves folding like an accordion? I've always struggled with orchids having that kind of leaf.

    It's grown indoors in a west window. It gets afternoon sun. Soil is kept moist, it's a terrestrial orchid and don't like to dry out.

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    Do you know your indoor humidity? That seems to be my problem and it's happened to terrestrials and epiphytes. So I've quit growing orchids with thin, broad leaves. And species whose new leaves have to break through a sheath. Both seem susceptible to trouble in low humidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    Do you know your indoor humidity? That seems to be my problem and it's happened to terrestrials and epiphytes. So I've quit growing orchids with thin, broad leaves. And species whose new leaves have to break through a sheath. Both seem susceptible to trouble in low humidity.

    Yup, it's usually between 25 and 60%. I never really worry about humidity with that plant. It's normal spot in a west bedroom window also has near/around it Xmas and thanksgiving cactus, a few Oncidium, a Schefflera and an overwintering small elephant ear.

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    Beautiful orchid you have there.
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    Beautiful orchid you have there.
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