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Masdie. Confetti Spike Update

This is a discussion on Masdie. Confetti Spike Update within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I think this is going to pop pretty soon. The yellow and pink colors are ...

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    Default Masdie. Confetti Spike Update

    I think this is going to pop pretty soon. The yellow and pink colors are really showing through.
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    That is a little cutie. How are you going to grow it in the hot summer days? My coccinea hates the hot summer here and doesn't do that well.

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    I've got the other one in a double pot, one of those african violet pots? So, the bottom part is glazed, and holds a little cool water, then the inner part is unglazed. I've got that lined w/ wet sphag, and then the actual plant is in a little plastic pot inside the sphag lined one. Evaporative cooling. We'll see if it works, but that is what I will likely set up for this one. I need to get another violet pot though, and w/ the gnats, have been trying to limit the amount of wet sphag for right now. Once it warms up though I'll get a move on!

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    Pretty soon...like today! It's about a third of the way open maybe, since I left for work this morning. Very cute. I'll post another pic when it is fully open. My first spike that wasn't there when I bought the plant! I've only had it since 4/24/04 though, so still likely not my doing...I'll take it!

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    Heather, very nice plant!

    You might have to keep it inside in the air conditioning over the summer--they definitely don't like it hot!

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    Heather, yes do post a pic of it in bloom! And yes, like lja said, I keep mine in AC during the summer days.

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    Oh yes, planning on it. Thanks!

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    I like to use sphag & clay pots for masdies. The constant evaporation really keeps the root zone cool. I tried s/h since my besseae loved it, but my masdies really hated it, so back into sphag they went. Even then, I have a veitchiana that sits in a clear plastic tub over the a/c outflow, or else it starts to sulk.

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    Thanks Jason, I'm working on mimicking that. It will likely move to a cooler area of my house than that window, during the warm months. Wouldn't want to sacrifice the paphs/phrags/catts! It is cute tho!

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    If you can sacrifice room for a 3" clay pot, and like big, atypical, in-your-face masdies, I'd suggest a princeps. Several species like ayabacana and macrura are similar, but I think princeps is the most forgiving. And definitely warm-growing. It tolerates 80-85 degrees during the summer just fine, and each spike will bloom for a year (although the flowers are open for just a fraction of that time).

    Masd. princeps

    Many infracta hybrids are also very warmth-tolerant. I have a Masd. Swallow that is a glowing deep purple. And made of cast iron--it just grows.

    Masd. Swallow

    Of course, this is *after* you have all the slippers one requires...

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