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Ascocentrum christensonianum - four spikes on this minature vandaceous plant

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    Default Ascocentrum christensonianum - four spikes on this minature vandaceous plant

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    I have never managed 4 spikes on a vandaceous plant before , but this one did seem to be growing well. I keep giving it pep talks, telling it to branch and produce some sort of keiki, so that I can have two growths to produce flower spikes , which I assume is possible ( without any evidence at all) but so far no joy in that department. The four spikes are closely packed together - one on each side of the stem,below a pair of leaves, and the same above the same pair of leaves , so that although there may be 100-120 flowers here, they don't quite give full value. If plants could talk back, I expect this one would be muttering about some people never being satisfied. Ah well, there's always another year.

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    After all the pep talking Geoff, you should be giving it some kind of reward to make sure next year is better. I like it, very pretty.

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    Wow...great job! That looks amazing...love your pictures!

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    Awesome! May I ask how you grow it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gage View Post
    Awesome! May I ask how you grow it?
    Just the same way as all my other vandaceous plants - hanging up near the roof (best light, more heat ) and sprayed with plain rain water most days , dipped in my usual nutrient mix every couple of weeks or so. Plant is in bark and moss mix,with a lot of moss, also perlite, in fact thinking a bout it, it may well be just moss and perlite - and it's in a basket.

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    lovely color and a lots of information Geoff.i lern a lot from your thread.thank you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Just the same way as all my other vandaceous plants - hanging up near the roof (best light, more heat ) and sprayed with plain rain water most days , dipped in my usual nutrient mix every couple of weeks or so. Plant is in bark and moss mix,with a lot of moss, also perlite, in fact thinking a bout it, it may well be just moss and perlite - and it's in a basket.
    Do you grow all of your vandaceous in media? This one looks kind of terete, did that play a role in your decision to grow it in media?

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    Stunning display by the little fellow! Great culture obviously!

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    Mabuhay!

    if a vanda grows and thrivea like that under my care..........success!!!!

    LOVE IT.....almost looks like a pom-pom...love it.

    Godbless

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    Very nice!

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