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    U. lividia equal parts peat and silica sand. high light levels, moderate humidity. I use the tray method, doesn't need that much watering. flowering nicely!

    U. sandersonii seem to do very well in very high light in a variety of soils, (pure peat, equal parts sand and peat, etc). Mine seem to do best when planted with Drosera. No flooding, just the tray method.

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    My livida and sandersonii are all in 50/50 peat and sand. Most are potted in 8 oz clear plastic drinking cups. Watered on tray method, sometimes I flood them and wait for the water to go down before I water again, usually I just fill the tray to about 1/2 inch under the soil line.

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    Note (just in case its not a typo..): Its livida...not lavidia.

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    Thank you all for your responses! I have upgraded their conditions a bit. No typo - just lacking in knowledge or misread it.

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    hi. i live in north texas and i just recently acquired these plants. on one care sheet i was looking at, they reccommend temps between 50 to 95 degrees F. It get well over 100 (even in the shade) here during the summer. should i bring them inside then? if so, what kind of light is suitable? i was thinking about putting them on the top shelf of my desk.
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    my livida is grown in a 4in clay pot planted in bout 60/40 peat/crushed perlite mix. the clay pot placed in a 8 inch plastic container just as tall as the clay pot. i water with ONLY R/O water so dont have to worry about salts building up. i fill the plastic container up to just below the lip of the clay pot and let it evaporate down to within a half an inch from the bottom and then fill it back up. i recieved it as a small pinch of plant material that could barely cover a nickle from a member here back in November it now completely covers the soil in the pot and has been flowering since the end of January. it is in a 75 gal tank with other CPs and orchids growing under 4-4ft bulbs.

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