Friday, July 24, 2009

Ascocenda Salaya Sunset in bloom

Ascocenda Salaya Sunset - Flower photo by Richard LindbergAscocenda Salaya Sunset - Plant photo by Richard LindbergAscocenda (Ascda) is a very popular vandaceous hybrid. It is easier to grow than Vanda and has larger flowers than Ascocentrum.

I got this just after moving into the greenhouse and it produced spikes soon after I got it. It has bloomed every year.

After working in Lillian's greenhouse this past year, I have come to the realization that, yes, it IS possible to over water Vandas. I have a water cooled greenhouse and the foggers are up high near the Vandas. There is algae on the baskets and the roots are short.

I suppose I could consider short roots to be a good thing. They certainly take up less space. I am going to take all the vandaceous plants to Sonoma where they have more space and less water.

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