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Ancistrochilus rothschildianus

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    A lovely African species with unique, Hershey's kiss shaped pseudobulbs and charming pink flowers. Five spikes this year. Killed my first plant which never did well; this one, however, has done very well during the 5-6 years I've had it. I'm convinced some species cultivars are just more difficult to grow. It is growing in a wire mesh basket in a fine bark mix, kept wet year-round in intermediate conditions in bright light.

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  2. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Lovely.

    I thought these required some kind of dry rest. Not true?
     
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    Awesome
     
  4. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    Mine doesn't get one, so I don't know. I do water more heavily when it's in spike, but other then that it gets regular watering.
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It definitely doesn't need a dry rest. Had mine something like 15 years, never gave it an actual dry rest.
     
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    Thanks to both of you!