[pleurothallid-l] Rescuing heat damaged Draculas?

Lynn O'Shaughnessy freespirit at pleurothallids.com
Tue Jun 21 13:18:16 EDT 2005


My suggestion would be NOT to keep them moist at the roots.  They will
probably be more likely to sprout new growth if the roots were laying on a
bed of moss (rather than in it) in the humid environment of the case.  Keep
the humidity AND air movement up.

Lynn O

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[mailto:pleurothallid-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Chad Sarles
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Subject: [pleurothallid-l] Rescuing heat damaged Draculas?

Hello All,

First of all, I'm an indoor grower and do almost all of my pleurothallid 
growing in a case under fluorescents at about 80% humidity.

That being said; A couple weeks ago our A/C went out for about 10 days. 
I believe we hit 90 at least 3 days straight. Fans + 80 % humidity could 
do so much. As such, I lost about 6 Draculas (mostly mounts ) and 4 are 
hanging on to dear life right now.  All three have one new growth "nub" 
(1/2" long max.) and have a few good looking roots. Is there any hope?

Right now I have them in the case on the bottom level where they can 
stay moist and get about 400 foot candles or so. Temps range from 65-71 
at 80% humidity. Any tips?  Is there anything else I can do but sit and 
wait for some new growth? :)

Thanks,
Chad
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