Ascda Suksamran Sunlight 'Gold'

jane__ny(9-10)July 5, 2014

Got this from Normans a year ago. So far this is a second bloom in one year. Not bad.

Grow it in an empty, coco lined basket and it seems to like it. The roots are growing around the coco without dangling. So far, so good.

Jane

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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Looks more "orangy" than gold.
Lovely and compact.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:37AM
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shirley-z-8-tx

Beautiful. I have some baskets like that. Is it just attached to the basket and no medium?

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:59AM
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allymarie(zone 10, So. Fl.)

Beautiful color!

Allymarie

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 12:32PM
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orchidnick

Great, I love baskets like that. There is a Mexican swap meet where they sell metal fruit baskets, 14" diameter on the bottom, a central post and a 9" basket on top. All for $5.00. I get as many as I can carry and then take them apart, they make good growing containers.

Nick

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 2:23PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Wish I had that swap here. I watch any sales and am always on the lookout for something similar.

Yes, Shirley. The basket is empty and, so far, the roots are just wrapping around the inside of the empty basket. A few have poked through but are clinging to the coco fiber.

This is the only Vanda variety I grow because I don't like dangling roots (Nick knows that)! I like well behaved roots, children, dogs and cats - unfortunately I've got Catts which are sending their roots all over the place.

I'm fooling around with the empty baskets to see if I can contain them. But I like baskets which can stand up so I can place them on a table or bench. Oh well,...

Jane

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 1:22AM
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shirley-z-8-tx

Thanks for the info. I got my baskets at Wal Mart for about $5. I am like you and don't care for the dangling roots either. Yours is doing so well I will try one of my vandas in a basket (now potted) realizing this is Texas not Florida. I also have an overgrown cat I removed from bark because it stayed too wet and intend to try it in one.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 2:10PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

The colors are easy on my eyes. The translucent pale orange is unique. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 4:24PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Shirley, let me know how the regular Vanda does in a basket. I'm hoping this one stays put.

BTW, that's what I paid in HD for the basket. I bought a bunch and might stick the unruly Catts in them.

Jane

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 11:01PM
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