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By Sundeewz
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I’m planning on buying some longifolia and am wondering if I could grow them like epiphytic orchids, but with more water. I’m envisioning growing them outside in an I drained hanging pot in water logged lfs. Also I live in zone 10b in SoCal, if that helps.
By Huntsmanshorn
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#356164
Yes, they should grow like that reasonable well, and then you will most likely have a giant green ball of longifolia with "leaves" coming out every which way, if you can keep it from drying out on you anyway.
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By crazy_carnivores
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#356203
yep I grow them in a netted pot and allow the pot to drain in between waterings.
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By Sundeewz
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By the way, does longifolia have a dormancy like reniformis? I've been trying to do some research on it and the best answer I could find about it is to keep it drier during the winter.
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By sanguinearocks101
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Sundeewz wrote:By the way, does longifolia have a dormancy like reniformis? I've been trying to do some research on it and the best answer I could find about it is to keep it drier during the winter.
I do not think so.
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By hungry carnivores
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#356351
I have one growing on Aggrofoam - type plastic as an epiphyte. Seems to work, but pots do better. Maybe try with U. Reniformis, which grows like a weed.
By Sundeewz
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hungry carnivores wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:46 pm I have one growing on Aggrofoam - type plastic as an epiphyte. Seems to work, but pots do better. Maybe try with U. Reniformis, which grows like a weed.
I was thinking about getting reniformis instead but I don’t think my climate would be kind to it. Summers in Southern California easily get to the 90s and occasionally 100s.
By Sundeewz
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#356442
hungry carnivores wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:20 pm I'm based in CA as well. Reniformis doesn't care.
Hm, I may have to consider getting one later on. Does humidity happen to have any impact on its growth?
By Sundeewz
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I’ll try my hand at longifolia for now, but if it turns out to be successful I’ll definitely hit you up.
Dormancy

Alright thanks

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