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Dendrobium farmeri

This is a discussion on Dendrobium farmeri within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by mazlani I have only known 2 varieties, the semialba and the common ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlani View Post
    I have only known 2 varieties, the semialba and the common pinkish petals. What is the third one?
    By the way, nice growing Ferdi.
    Yes those are the two varieties we commonly see - colour-wise. But there are subtle differences in shape and coloration. The three I used to have are a pink from Langkawi and two whites from a hill near the Pedu Dam in Ulu Muda.Of course one can consider the two whites as one variety but though both were collected from the same vicinity the egg-yolk centres of one is definitely more orangish, while the other is a lighter yellow. Incidentally the one with the orangish centre is a smaller and shorter plant and the other is more robust. I have given away the Langkawi var and now have only 1 and 1/10 left. The 1/10 are 2 little keikis 1inch high - all that remains of the ones with orangish centre.

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    Very beautiful indeed ! I am a firm believer that when orchids are given a lot of care and love they always express their gratitude by blooming for you.

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    I have one of these that when I got home from work yesterday one of the spikes was just starting to open, it has another spike that has not yet started to open.

    For those of you that have asked it needs a winter rest from water and fertilizer, which I did not know until last year when it did not open for me as I had not given it the rest it required during the previous winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mujacko2002 View Post
    Mabuhay!

    @ferdi......THAT ONE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STUNNINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    How long have you been growing it? and how do you take care of it?

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    how i wish i could find one here in the Philippines too.
    I had them for six months from local nursery (the owner does a lot of travelling to Thailand and Malaysia). I put them outside and they just fine. In dry season I water them once in two days, and and in rainy season I never water them. Fertilizer is applied once a week plus growth hormone to stimulate new bulb. That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    These beauties would be a great contrast to the orchids I already have. Does it have a dormant season? I am hoping you answer this question and Mojamoja's questions also. Thanking you in advance. AL
    Well, I don't know if it has dormant season because my area is on equator so I never find such case here.... I am trying to do my best to have the blooms all year round because I don't have to deal with winter season. The only 'bad' season for orchid lovers here is rainy season where the pests and fungus breed heavily .... But I sometimes hold my grudges when new bulbs and keikis come during rainy seasons, and sometimes the buds still come despite in less number compared to the dry season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Yes those are the two varieties we commonly see - colour-wise. But there are subtle differences in shape and coloration. The three I used to have are a pink from Langkawi and two whites from a hill near the Pedu Dam in Ulu Muda.Of course one can consider the two whites as one variety but though both were collected from the same vicinity the egg-yolk centres of one is definitely more orangish, while the other is a lighter yellow. Incidentally the one with the orangish centre is a smaller and shorter plant and the other is more robust. I have given away the Langkawi var and now have only 1 and 1/10 left. The 1/10 are 2 little keikis 1inch high - all that remains of the ones with orangish centre.
    Thanks for the explaination Yew. I wiil be on the look out for this "other" semialba variants .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlani View Post
    Thanks for the explaination Yew. I wiil be on the look out for this "other" semialba variants .
    BTW I just saw a picture of an all yellow Den farmeri var 'Yellow' at orchidhut.blogspot.com/ . This all yellow (if it is really a farmeri) farmeri is one I have never seen in real life or in pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    BTW I just saw a picture of an all yellow Den farmeri var 'Yellow' at orchidhut.blogspot.com/ . This all yellow (if it is really a farmeri) farmeri is one I have never seen in real life or in pictures.
    Seen photos of that before but I don't think it is a farmeri but then again...

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    Randy and Mujacko, I saw Den. Farmerii being sold by the stall owned by Salud in the Sunday flea market at Centris before. I have two plants of these. I also saw another Den. species like this but all yellow .... it might be Den Chrysotoxum but I'm not sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by mujacko2002 View Post
    Mabuhay!

    @ferdi......THAT ONE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STUNNINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    How long have you been growing it? and how do you take care of it?

    @delphinguy
    how i wish i could find one here in the Philippines too.

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    ferdi, COULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME A KEI KEI!!!!???? i love this one! sunnyside up anyone?

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