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Unread 01-31-2008, 03:18 PM
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Default Easy flowering Ascda / Vanda?

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I have an Ascda Princess Mikasa which I enjoy very much. It has been flowering twice last year, and the flowers lasted for more than a month. I am now looking for some more of these wonderful orchids. Can any of recommend a couple of easy flowering ascda / vandas? Since I live in Norway, I can't give them bright light in winter.
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I'm kind of new to vanacous but I live in zone 5 my chids have relied mostly on artficial light in fall/winter because it's so cloudy her then, right now I have kagawara samrerng, rhynchostylis gigantea alba, spiking.
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How tall does rhynchostylis gigantea alba get? Someone posted a pic of it and I fell in love with it. I plan to look for one but first I need to know how much head room it will need.

I also live in the midwest, Michigan, and grow them in my home under lights.
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Grandma M, if I can answer your question on Rhy gigantea alba, it will flower off a plant smaller than an flowering size Ascocenda by 2/3rds.
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Grandma M, if I can answer your question on Rhy gigantea alba, it will flower off a plant smaller than an flowering size Ascocenda by 2/3rds.
Thanks, Roy. I better start looking. I had had some vandas for three years but they didn't to anything until I raised them closer to my HPS light (on a light mover). Now three of them have bloomed. My favorite is 'Laura Bush' by RF orchids. It has huge flowers and the color had deepened to a very dark magenta.

I had quite a large number of Vandas, on my porch, until a storm came along and my vandas were all in my neighbors yard. I could only salvage 3 of them. Laura Bush was one.

I will post some vanda pictures today.
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Grandma, the Vandas you have now and flowering on the hall stand look good, as seen in ST & SOF.
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Hey! Roy answered a query I had about the Rhych too Thankds Grandma for asking about it. I don't plan on getting one right away... but I love it, and if I happen to see it... I plan on snapping it up

That picture that was posted the other day was AMAZING
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Milda,
I suggest Ascda. Su-Fun Beauty 'Orange Bell' Am/Aos. It can bloom three times per year with two spikes each time. The plant is small and the flowers are smaller than Princess Mikasa. They are bright orange and beautiful.
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