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I bought this last year, it has grown the biggest bulb and the spike since I've had it but I'm seriously thinking it's not a Baptistonia at all, only because I thought they were more compact than this :? ?
The spike is just over 1ft/30cm, it's still maturing and looks like it may develop 10 branches of around 6 flowers on each.
The plant is so generic looking at the moment that I'd be surprised if anyone could identify what it IS, but can a Baptistonia grower confirm what it is NOT......a Baptistonia echinata ?

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Finally got my answer, although this is not as compact as a previous specimen I had, it definitely looks like Baptistonia echinata to me !

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Great! Good grown plant and a lovely flower spike.


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Ok Steve, judging by the lack of replies to your original post you are now the Forum expert on Baptistonia. Nice plant by the way.

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Fernando wrote:
Great! Good grown plant and a lovely flower spike.

Hi and thanks Fernando !
This has made me even more impatient for the London Show in April to get a good stock of new/different plants in.
At the moment, I'm a bit like the kid in the back of the car "Are we there yet?, are we there yet?"........... but in my case, "Is it 10th April yet ?".
Can't wait, hurry up.... :dance:

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Ok Steve, judging by the lack of replies to your original post you are now the Forum expert on Baptistonia. Nice plant by the way.

Hi Terry !

Not so sure about the Baptistonia EXPERT bit, after all, I wasn't really sure what it was ! :think:
but I've seen your Cyms in the Gallery and we all know who to come to as one of the Cym experts (as you've got a bit of competition for that title from the Australian contingency !) ;)
I think I picked up that you may have retired now?, if so, congratulations... as you're now finally Master of your own life to do whatever you like with it instead of being a slave to the alarm clock and an Employer...I'm jealous !

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Really excelled itself this year, six spikes from two bulbs !

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how do you get yours to throw out so many spikes mine just throws out one, large spike with lots flowers


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blondie wrote:
how do you get yours to throw out so many spikes mine just throws out one, large spike with lots flowers

Hi Blondie,

To be honest, it's just luck, I bought it last year it had just one spike I was quite happy with.
I don't fuss over my plants, no secret special recipes, just trying to keep them all in good light, good warmth and well watered but hardly fed on a regular basis (if at all :oops: )........ then it's all in the lap of the Gods.

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Lol that's what I do maybe its all down to where u keep it


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Disappointed to see one young spike wither but that was quickly replaced by two new ones, a total of 10 spikes this year !

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very nice looks like ill have to get a new one if i am able to get one


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More pics in a couple of months then Steve :D

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Thanks both, believe it or not, just finished watering my plants and noticed yet another spike coming through.

Blondie, last year I removed a couple of old canes (assuming they wouldn't re-flower)?
If I do it again this year, I don't know if it's possible to pot or mount them (as you would old cymbidium back-bulbs), if so, you are more than welcome ?

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More pics in a couple of months then Steve :D

Time's up Terry.............

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Mine's just spikeimg at the momentum but looks awful due the bacterial/fungus infection


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blondie wrote:
Mine's just spikeimg at the momentum but looks awful due the bacterial/fungus infection

That's a shame Blondie (the fungus, not the spiking), it's always depressing to see these problems, I never know whether to try to cure or bin the plants (in case its anything contagious), hope you can pull it through.

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I think is a bacterial one to be honest a few at her orchids have had it in the last couple of years all I can do is completely de-foliage it and hope it pulls through but the one I think it is, and spoken to caries people with is to say bin it a try and find s new plant


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Not as good a flowering as last time but nice to see those flowers hanging there like bunches of yellow grapes.

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What a great flowering from such a small plant!

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