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Posted 17 July 2011 - 15:34 PM

Hi all,
I'm thinking about buying an orchid for my west (I think) facing windowsill to grow in the same conditions as my N. sanguinea, and I don't know what to get or where from. I'm a huge paphiopedilum fan, but other suggestions will be welcome. Generally, I'd like something easy.
Thanks, Noah.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 16:38 PM

I grow Doritis pulcherima in a west facing windowsill, just loose in the gravel tray, and the roots soak up excess water out of the nep pots, very easy, they like some sun and i have two about to flower.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 18:11 PM

how about Maxillaria tenuifolia, very adaptable and easy (and I have some spares :biggrin: )

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 19:21 PM

how about Maxillaria tenuifolia, very adaptable and easy (and I have some spares :biggrin: )

Hmm.... I'm intrigued! Are you willing to sell one to me (if I choose it, that is), and how big are they/do they get?

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

absolutely, I have 4 offsetts. they get about 30cm high and spead sideways quite well

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:46 PM

Ludisia discolor. Easiest and the most forgiving orchid I have ever grown. Beautiful leaves. Flowers are not very big but there are many of them.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 18:12 PM

Could you possibly suggest whole genera? I'm tempted by Stephen's maxillaria, but I'd like to see if there's anything else out there. I quite like masdevallia and disa....
Thanks for the suggestions by the way!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 14:01 PM

Stay away from Disa, unless you have been growing Orchids for some time. They are temperamental and despise hot temperatures. Culture is similar to Darlingtonia.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 15:17 PM

Stay away from Disa, unless you have been growing Orchids for some time.

You aren't ruling out masdevallia - does that mean that it's a plausible option?