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This is a discussion on Dendrobium dearei 2010 within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just the one spike this year ( usually 2+ ) but no probs, a few ...
Just the one spike this year ( usually 2+ ) but no probs, a few more flowers on the spike to make up.
lovely species and mine doesnt do well here, grrrrr.
Ron, interesting you say it doesn't do well for you, I was told that unless I had the sort of climate you have I wouldn't grow it. I don't have your climate and haven't had a problem, very strange.
Now that you mention it, I got this plant from the tropical part of Aust' and it had more bare canes the leaved ones. I now have more canes with leaves than not x double. Maybe it doesn't like the heat its supposed to.
I like this species especially the throat very green. Nice specimen and blooms.
This is just so lovely Roy!
Very beatiful! Love the green throat.
As a part of Formosae group of Dendrobium, they needed regular air movement and humidity. They hate being wet feet (needed to be dry off after watering) as they tend to rot their own roots and canes, they best in a perfect drain media such as charcoal with little coarse of bark or coconut chips/fibers. This group is a bright light lover, not exposed directly to the sun. When they are directly exposed to the sun their leaf buds easily burned. They are also susceptible to black weevils (cane borers). At home my Philippine Dendrobium Formosae group species such as dearei, parthenium, sanderae (var. Major, Parviflorum and Luzonicum) and schuetzei were attacked with black weevils at this time. They are painfully inflicted.