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Mini vandaceous - Asctm miniatum hybrids

This is a discussion on Mini vandaceous - Asctm miniatum hybrids within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Awesome hybrids ! I think I have to brew some strong potion to get rid ...

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    Awesome hybrids ! I think I have to brew some strong potion to get rid of these beetles, could you post a picture of this Beetle?

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    Damn those beetles! Yew Sung, I just killed my Vasco viboon velvet, and I dont even know how..I had it hanging under my tree (dont know what its called apart from the fact that it has perpetual peeling bark) in my front garden and was doing well for the first 2 months then one morning I walked out and found 4 of its leaves had dropped off! I checked the plant and couldnt see what was wrong but saw that most of the leaves had yellowing at the base of the leaves so I quickly used both a systemic and contact fungicide..alas, 3 days later, it dropped another 2 leaves leaving me with 2 left on the plant which gave me a glimmer of hope until I wiggled the leaves gently and they came off..GAK! It looked like they had rotted from the base of the leaves which leads me to wonder what I did..could be that I watered the plant too heavily and water got logged between the leaves..it was raining very heavily for a week before that and maybe thats how the rot started..I really dont know...All i know is I have to find another plant to replace this....which means shopping..yay! So I guess im not that upset..

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    @ Gavin:Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Vasco. Fungal/bacterial rot from the bottom up frequently happen to vandaceous type orchids especially during the rainy season. Sometimes when we notice the symptoms you describe we top cut the plant making sure that we have only healthy tissue remaining on the stem and then coating the cut with fungicide. In this way we may be able to save what's left of the plant. You'd be surprised what you can save even without roots on the top-cut.But then if it can be easily replaced, why bother. As you said 'yay' - another excuse to go shopping.

    Just to inspire you to go for more shopping I'll be posting pictures of a delightful little blue Vasco ...... Vasco Tham Yuen Hae x Vasco Broga Bluebell. And don't forget to spray fungicide during this rainy spell.

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    Love them! Perfect size if I wasn't such a whimp about trying vandas. Do they need the same culture as the big guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    @ Gavin:Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Vasco. Fungal/bacterial rot from the bottom up frequently happen to vandaceous type orchids especially during the rainy season. Sometimes when we notice the symptoms you describe we top cut the plant making sure that we have only healthy tissue remaining on the stem and then coating the cut with fungicide. In this way we may be able to save what's left of the plant. You'd be surprised what you can save even without roots on the top-cut.But then if it can be easily replaced, why bother. As you said 'yay' - another excuse to go shopping.
    Just to inspire you to go for more shopping I'll be posting pictures of a delightful little blue Vasco ...... Vasco Tham Yuen Hae x Vasco Broga Bluebell. And don't forget to spray fungicide during this rainy spell.
    Thanks Yew Sung! Another stupid question..top cut means I cut keeping the top of the plant? Its been terribly hot in Ipoh the last week..however today is nice and gloomy with a slight drizzle..Im home now, cos Im sick and the wife banned me from going to work. She even called my boss for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenguysorchids View Post
    Love them! Perfect size if I wasn't such a whimp about trying vandas. Do they need the same culture as the big guys?
    You grow a lot of cattelyas, Bill. Same culture applies. If anything these little guys are a little easier to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavstang View Post
    Thanks Yew Sung! Another stupid question..top cut means I cut keeping the top of the plant? Its been terribly hot in Ipoh the last week..however today is nice and gloomy with a slight drizzle..Im home now, cos Im sick and the wife banned me from going to work. She even called my boss for me.
    Yes Gavin. I have this outstanding Renanopsis Lena Rowold 'anak' (keiki) from a friend, just 4 in high, and clumsy me. dropped a pot of cattelya on it breaking off the the top 1 in of the green terminal shoot, with 2 leaves and the little tip. Too embarassed to ask for another, I kept both the broken parts and a year latter the bottom half now has a side shoot with 2 pairs of leaves and the broken top has 2 strong roots - now I have 2 plants but have set back the blooming at least 2 years. Was it worth it? Yes, in this particular case as this Lena Rowold is truly outstanding - dwarf, free flowering with non-fading blood red colour.

    Congrats for having such a caring wife.

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    Thanks for clarifying that for me Yew Sung..pardon the ignorance..I got rather paranoid after my vasco perished and I spent the better part of this morning closely monitoring all my plants. Found another vanda with some rot on the tips of 2 of its leaves so I cut away and liberally doused the cut area with alcohol. I should apply some fungicide too right? I was too lazy to go grab it.

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    Very interesting. We have a visitor from your area coming to our main International Show ( in UK) next month, who lists quite a few vandaceous hybrids of great interest to me - especially inter-generics involving Renanthera sp as one parent, and he has a list of a dozen or more to bring for me ; I don't recall seeing any Asctm hybrids, but I'll go back and look again...these are very interesting indeed !.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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