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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Aceetobe, Feb 24, 2011.
Despite never getting subulifolium to bloom, amesianum seems to do very well in my conditions
Lovely! Exactly what ARE those 'conditions'? I got mine as a BS plant over ten years ago, but have never been able to get it to bloom thought I've tried everything previously suggested by those I asked.
I do very bright, and actually relatively dry. Its mounted, and I do something like every second day in the summer and every 3rd to 4th in the winter. On the brightness scale it hangs by B. glauca & V. tricolor. I don't do the "warm, wet & darker" summer that a lot of the asian plants do. It never gets very hot here (85 is usually our max, but July August highs are much closer to 75 than 85), and it can get pretty nippy in the winter - low 40s high 30s happen a couple nights a year, but usually January lows average 45-50ish. The spike takes a *long* time to develop - I think this one probably started in july.
I was talking to Andy the other day about this, and I think we both decided that he does better with subulifolium and struggles with amesianum because he waters much more than I do.
I'm with Tennis!
Beautiful. Can't wait for my wangii to bloom. ^^