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    Honestly I'm shocked the phal died. Even my mom and sis have managed to keep theirs alive and my mom has rebloomed hers several times to her joy. Considering how well you do with so many different xps, I would have thought the phal would have been a cinch.

    Love Masdevallia veitchiana but I will never try it. Can't meet its needs. While it, from what I've read, handle up to 80 by day with very good air movement, I can't provide the cool to chilly nights it desires (50s in the summer nights, 40's in the winter nights).

    Woelfliae is a neat bulbo. Hope it does well for you.

    What Dendrobium is that pictured?

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    Label should be in the Flickr picture caption, it's kingianum.
    I'm pretty sure the Phalaenopsis died because the only place I really had for it was the greenhouse, too humid (and succumbed to my tendency for too much attention much like most of my succulent attempts). Even my mother has one blooming away at her workplace. And I apparently spoke too soon, there's some sort of green new growth appearing on the veitchiana; everything I read suggests it's an easier species, more tolerant of warmer and dimmer conditions than others in the genus, but it is sitting practically on the floor where it's coldest (near a pot of attempted D. arcturi of which one or two seem to actually be doing okay).
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    Didn't notice the den name. Thanks for telling me the name.

    Hmm, should you try a phal again, perhaps try mounting it. Phals typically do very well with humid conditions but, if in a pot, having high humidity might prevent the media from drying out fast enough.
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