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Dend chapaense , maybe

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    Default Dend chapaense , maybe

    A long tale ; one of our members ( in my O.S.) , a Singaporean by birth, went back to Singapore ( and is Chairman of Judging at WOC this year) and of course he couldn't take his dendrobes with him, so most went to Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (Scotland) where they hold the UK National Collection of Dendrobes.
    Someone noticed a pod on D chapaense, which has been sown, and a quantity of Compots came to our last meeting on sale for a low price as a fund raiser. I bought this one.
    So it's not one plant here but a lot of babies - four of which are in flower or bud.
    It's not lnown if it was selfed, or naturally pollinated from the collection (which one ! ) , so the label cautiously says D.chapaense hybrid.
    I can't find it in IOSPE, but have found a ferw mentions and pics via the internet ; I don't know if it could be the pure species, but it certainly seems to be an easy grower.
    Now I can't make up my mind whether to divide into a dozen ? plants or just drop it on in a larger pot - probably the latter.

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    Interesting story behind a orchid that your not likely to see on this side of the Atlantic. Very nice all around. AL

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    What a lovely looking plant. The flowers are really nice, and the plant itself looks perfect!

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    Drop it into a large pot and let it grow!! I had two compots of 'Chocolate Drop' recently that were well over grown. I broke one down and divided into several pots a few days ago. The other, I simply cleaned up and potted into a large pot. The roots on both were all intertwined so much that I worry about the ones I split up. I am sure that more than a few will not make it. The huge pot on the other-hand should put on a pretty impressive display when it starts blooming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Drop it into a large pot and let it grow!!
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    I'll takle that advice Bruce - a larger pot in the place of a smaller pot I can cope with, but half a dozen extra pots is another thing. I am very near the point where I have to have a clear-out of my duplicates and spare divisions, and that leads to a lot of agonising over whether to keep this one or that. I can avoid it by following your suggestion.

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