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Ascocentrum garayi 'Kai Gold'

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Nov 7, 2010.

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  1. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

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    A miniature from Southeast Asia where it grows at elevations from sea level up to 1200 meters. I grow this bright, intermediate and bare root.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good growing Karma. I really like Ascocentrum.
     
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    Thanks Kelly! I like Ascocentrum too, best of all is the compact size. :)
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous flowers, Karma! I love this species. I should point out though that your plant is not Ascocentrum miniatum, it is in fact A. garyi. True A. miniatum has a few significant differences. The lip is recurved, the flowers are reddish-orange and more translucent, the leaves curve more and it blooms at a different time of year than A. garayi.
     
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    Thanks! I love it too, like a ray of sunshine when it blooms. OK... I have read that the two species are commonly mislabelled but never reflected on weather mine was or not. Thanks a lot for clearing that up for me Jacob! :)
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Fantastic color on that cultivar!
     
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    Thanks Ray! :)
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Orchidkarma, it looks like you are "under lights grower". What is your light for this little guy? My Ascocentrum garyi is under metal halide but refusing to flower (perhaps too young).
    Thanks