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    I am thinkng of getting a stanhopea nigroviolacea. Does anyone have any stanhopeas? I looking for tips and growing stanhopeas.
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    Hi - Here's a link to Nina Rach's Stanhopea Pages -
    and here's one to the AOS's culture sheet list, one of which is for Stans -

    I've had Stans, but have traded them all away. *I love their form, but they take up too much of my limited space. *I grow their smaller and less demanding of light cousins; Gongoras. *The number one issue with all of these is they must be grown in a basket because the inflorescence usually if not always grows through the potting mix and blooms beneath the plant. *Stans do it even more than Gongoras. *If you have the space, you've picked a nice Stan. *By the way, it's often called Stan. tigrina var. nigroviolacea because many consider it to be a darker form of Stan. tigrina. *Good luck. *Bruce
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