Pamianthe peruviana seeds

Nicholas plummer
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:16:33 PDT
If Pamianthe is a true epiphyte, it is likely adapted to fairly dry
conditions at the roots or rapid cycling between wet and dry, even if its
habitat receives frequent, or even daily rain.  Its tolerance for constant
moisture may depend on whether it tends to grow on vertical trunks or
horizontal branches with a thick layer of detritus.  Does anyone know how
it grows in nature?

FWIW, my Pamianthe seedlings are thriving in a mix of long-fiber sphagnum,
permatill, and perlite.  They're watered when the mix is almost dry and
never misted.  They're grown in a humid greenhouse in winter and humid
outdoors in summer.  Basically, I'm treating them as I would a Cattleya or
Dendrobium seedling.

Nick Plummer
Durham, NC, Zone 7

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 7:59 AM, Rick Buell via pbs <>

> The few p.peruviana seedlings that I started, I attempted to keep
> watered/misted daily, but their growth doesn't compare with yours. Although
> they're rainforest species, do they somehow benefit from a slightly dryer
> environment? This seems counterintuitive.
> Rick

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