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My Little Phrag Besseae In Spike

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    Default My Little Phrag Besseae In Spike

    Hey all. I have this little Besseae 'Fox Valley Flame'x Select in a 2 1/4 in pot that is budding. When I bought this little one, they told me it was probably a year to 2 yrs away from flowering. Well apparently not so. I have had it about 5 months. Is this normal for them to flower so early?
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    Looks great. How much do you know about besseae?

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    Not much. You have any helpful info? I know to only use pure water and I keep it sitting in a dish of water. That's my info.

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    looks blooming size to me.

    keep it wet! don't ever let it dry out.

    I have mine sitting in water (because I can't water it all the time) and moss is growing all over the top like green carpet . I grow mine in sphagnum moss, but they can take other sorts of medium, I am sure. I think mine was originally in lava rock, bark, gravel, etc.

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    This one came in a bark mixture and I haven't changed it. I do keep it sitting in water though. I have thought about converting it to spag. I really like this one. I am thinking if I can keep this one going, I will get some more phrags.

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    Wow Linda, Congrats! Be sure and post a pic when it blooms.

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    Congrats, it's clearly happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    Wow Linda, Congrats! Be sure and post a pic when it blooms.

    Thanks, I will be sure to post pics. I was worrying about if I was taking good care of this one.

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    hmm, guess you got the growing condition just right for it!!!

    WELL DONE!!! & CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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    congrats!!!

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