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Arachnis in Spike

This is a discussion on Arachnis in Spike within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I contemplated naming this thread, "My Arachnis and the search for a taller spot". Someone ...

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    I contemplated naming this thread, "My Arachnis and the search for a taller spot". Someone forgot to tell me this one gets so tall! We have been moving it out of the corner it was in, every few days and pulling it over to a higher section. Yesterday, with the help of my husband, we pulled it around to the other door and installed it where I could support the spikes and give it room to grow. When it is in bloom I will haul it outside for pictures. It has to be somewhere around 7 foot tall with the spikes right now. By summer I will have sold this one. It is just too large unless I start treating it like the vanilla vine and wind it around itself.

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    That was the original corner and it now is in the middle of everything. I found a couple things to help secure the top of the plant. Next will be finding a way to help support the spikes.

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    I didn't know these could branch...or that they grow so fast. This was under two feet when I got it June of 2013!

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    Thanks for the info and warning!

    I recently found the den stratiotes is med to large sized. Right now mine is no taller than 12 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Thanks for the info and warning!

    I recently found the den stratiotes is med to large sized. Right now mine is no taller than 12 inches.
    I attached it to a log I had put in the middle of a large pot and slowly moved the pot into full sun. I didn't realize until I went to put it in the greenhouse how large it had grown. Another couple months in a greenhouse corner with full sun and it went huge and began spiking. I'm not going to complain, but finding it a new home should prove interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I attached it to a log I had put in the middle of a large pot and slowly moved the pot into full sun. I didn't realize until I went to put it in the greenhouse how large it had grown. Another couple months in a greenhouse corner with full sun and it went huge and began spiking. I'm not going to complain, but finding it a new home should prove interesting.
    You cannot grow outside in full sun for these guys? I though vandas can be grown outdoor year round in south florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderlen View Post
    You cannot grow outside in full sun for these guys? I though vandas can be grown outdoor year round in south florida.
    I am not quite that far south. We have had some warm days here, but nighttime soon will be way too cold. If I could hang them all outside, I'd have a backyard jungle!

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    Whoah! Its growing madly...lol

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    wow good job, these do get to be monsters, have 2 clippings I bought online about 1 year ago, mine are in full sun and starting to take off, I'm trying to think of a totem I could make for them to grow on, which means if it gets real cold I can't move them to a safer spot but I could always wrap them with a blanket. Look forward to bloom shots, very nice growing

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    Very nice Connie-wish mine grew that well but mine are still small compared to that giant-as to growing them in full sun that's where mine are and loving it--hes a good website that maybe of help--link--Always a pleasure seeing all your orchids Connie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmike12100 View Post
    Very nice Connie-wish mine grew that well but mine are still small compared to that giant-as to growing them in full sun that's where mine are and loving it--hes a good website that maybe of help--link--Always a pleasure seeing all your orchids Connie.
    Thank You! I have it saved so I can refer to it again. I will be able to post pictures of flowers shortly. The first flowers are opening and when it's got a few more open I'll pull it out where I can get a good picture of the entire rambling plant. I cannot believe how long the spikes are just by themselves. They are growing sideways now.

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    Thx Connie-looking forward to seeing it all its glory later on.

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