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Ascocentrum pumilum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pacome, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. pacome

    pacome Active Member

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    probably the cooler grower in the genus, easy to grow along masdevallias in my (very) cold greenhouse!
    the entire plant is no more than 5 cm, flower a bit under 1 cm.
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  2. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Wow, it's a true miniature! Pretty.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Pretty thing! I grew it cooler too but I killed two of those:cry: It is easy to rot...
     
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    I try to keep them on the dry side, one watering per week (mounted plants) They are not supposed to need a drier rest, but I prefer too stress them a bit instead of challenging rot...
     
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    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    cute, cute, cute
     
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    Laurent,
    You should cross this with Neofinetia falcata...preferably a pink one. I can just see lots of tiny Ascofinetia Cherry Blossoms!!

    Pete
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Laurent. Ithink I will give it another try since it is a cheap one to have in U.S.
     
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    pacome Active Member

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    Peter, I crossed it last week with 4 different Neofinetia (white, pink, green, yellow)
    But the Neofinetia pollen was at least 3 months old... if you have fresh pollen of any Neo, I could try again on other plants (I have 2 more clones of A. pumilum in buds) :D

    Laurent
     
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    Sorry, no fresh pollen either. Did you store the pollen in the refrigerator? If so, it should be good. I have made seedpods with pollen that was up to a year old.

    Pete