[pleurothallid-l] Rescuing heat damaged Draculas?

Chad Sarles wsarles at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 21 13:40:00 EDT 2005


Lynn,

Thanks for the tips.

The ones that are "clinging on to life" are mounts. It seems the roots 
are pretty closely intertwined into the tree fern. Would it make sense 
to "demount" these by trying to break up the tree fern and pulling the 
roots out - and then putting them on the bed of moss as you mention?

Thanks again,
Chad

Lynn O'Shaughnessy wrote:

>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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>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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