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Ascocentrum christensonianum

This is a discussion on Ascocentrum christensonianum within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Flowers about half an inch - 15mm or so - IOSPE says .6inch, but they ...

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    Default Ascocentrum christensonianum

    Flowers about half an inch - 15mm or so - IOSPE says .6inch, but they don't look quite that big to me. My plant regularly double spikes, sometimes with better spikes ( more flowers) than seen here ; I don't think I am growing it to perfection - I'm still trying different things. It has been almost bare root, in large bark, in an ordinary plastic pot, and for the past year or more in medium bark in this net pot as seen. I have just this morning taken it back into the greenhouse and repotted in a plastic basket, using sphagnum moss and Perlite to try and keep it a bit moister. It hangs up with a lot of other species and gets regularly sprayed. If anyone has any suggestions of how I might grow it better I'm always anxious to listen.

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    cool! thats really cute Geoff

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    I think you should be giving suggestions out. Wonderful blooms.

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    I don't think you need any suggestions about how to grow it. It looks great. I doubt that you have to change anything.
    Last edited by vandagirl; May 31st, 2011 at 08:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    I think you should be giving suggestions out. Wonderful blooms.
    Totally agree with Daethen! But a testament to your humility.
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    I agree...you are the one I get advice from for these kinds. My only suggestion...if it keeps doing bad tell it you are going to send it to the Vanda killer in Florida. That should scare the dickens out of it!

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    Nope, no suggestions needed there. WOW - what a beautiful orchid Geoff!

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    Wow... cool and beautiful blooms.

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    Beautiful, Geoff. And very well grown.

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    nicely flowered for sure!

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