(Ascocentrum) pusillum is a super-mini species native to Asia. There are other cute vandaceous guys, but this one takes the cake. It stays absolutely minute and produces amazingly adorable pink flowers that form a tiny bouquet. You won’t believe that the plant can bloom this tiny. Asco. pusillum is a great choice for indoor growers because it prefers moderate to low light and will fit easily in your window sill (or your pocket!). Amaze your friends with your Tom Thumb-sized plant.
We are growing Asco. pusillum in small pots with a little gravel to keep it from moving around too much and to increase humidity around the roots. Vandas in general can be grown two different ways: like a standard Vanda, i.e., in a basket with a very chunky bark mix OR in clay pots with a similar mix. Growing the plant in a clay pot with a chunky bark mix minimizes watering. I have had excellent success with standard vandas in pots here in Michigan. The roots grow vigorously and are a great indicator of general plant happiness. Grow in moderate light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Water well then allow to dry out which will mean daily watering unless you grow this in a pot. If you find that the roots are drying out, add more chunky mix to the pot or basket to maintain more humidity around the roots.