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Some Beautiful Dendrobiums

This is a discussion on Some Beautiful Dendrobiums within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just to share with all of you, Ive had something of a see saw relationship ...

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    Default Some Beautiful Dendrobiums

    Just to share with all of you, Ive had something of a see saw relationship with dendrobiums and when I first started out in orchids, dendrobiums were some of the cheapest orchids a newbie could acquire. There were so many different hybrids out there and they were also recommended for novices as they are really hardy and pretty hard to kill. However, I swiftly got bored of the hybrids and stopped looking at dendrobiums until one day I saw a parishii in a nursery and was completely blown away by the colour, shape and fragrance! I did more research and thats when I learned off the myriad dendrobium species and just how wonderful and wierd a world it is! Here are a few pics of some dendrobiums which caught my eye at a recent orchid fair..

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    Dendrobium Palpebrae Hybrid (apparently)
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    Gavin, Dendrobium's such as these are not that cheap here in the States or as available. These are wonderful examples of the many thousands of Dendrobium's that I understand exist in the world today. I am glad you posted these. AL

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    Very nice. Are you saying that the last plant is a hybrid of Den. palbebrae, or that you believe Den. palpebrae is a hybrid? Why do you believe it's a hybrid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Saar View Post
    Very nice. Are you saying that the last plant is a hybrid of Den. palbebrae, or that you believe Den. palpebrae is a hybrid? Why do you believe it's a hybrid?
    No Den palpebrae is not a hybrid, however this particular flower was represented to me as a hybrid with palpebrae being one of its parents, unfortunately I was unable to ascertain which other dend it was crossed with..it is a beautiful specimen though and I actually think the hybrid looks better than the palpebrae..the lip is a beautiful solid orange..

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    Gavin, Dendrobium's such as these are not that cheap here in the States or as available. These are wonderful examples of the many thousands of Dendrobium's that I understand exist in the world today. I am glad you posted these. AL
    Dear Al, the grass is always greener! I will continue to share more as I find them..cxcanh's posts are always interesting for the lovely species dendros!

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    Beautiful. Haven't seen these before. Thanks for posting. You didn't buy any of these?

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    Dear Yew Sung..I was driven to desperation by the temptation to buy but had to resist..I really dont have much space left in my house..I did buy the griffithianum but was informed later by some other growers that it is not easy to bloom in the lowlands..Cruentum was so cute I really wanted to purchase it but again was told its not easy to grow..finally I just put my hands up and decided to place my wallet firmly in my back pocket..

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    Oh! so beautiful !! I especially love the Dendrobium cruentum, so jealous! I had a rootless one for a while which grew keikis but they didn't make it ..

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    Both griffithianum and palpebrae can grow and flower in the lowland, some said that it is difficulty to flower because it cannot flower whole year round. Its seasonal. Do not over fertilize when the canes are matured. Then it will flower. I have both plants and they flower at least once a year.
    As for cruentum, you are right that it is not easy to grow.

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    Neoh, how do I tell when the canes are matured? They are in a period of new growth now and the new canes are still growing, do I fertilise normally now?

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