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Dendrobium spectabile

This is a discussion on Dendrobium spectabile within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Fascinating flowers ; spectacular certainly. Not high on my list of most beautiful though....

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    Fascinating flowers ; spectacular certainly. Not high on my list of most beautiful though.

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    i saw one of these at the taipei internation flora expo and went mental over it...just had to have one! search the weekend flower market ever weekend for months til one day i found a seller with a flat of young ones,,,so i bought 2 (just in case) i cant wait for them to bloom!!
    yours are fantastic! how long did it take to get yours to flower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post

    The ones I have seen at shows have been about 5ft tall........
    5 ft?! I saw some big guys but not SO big.
    I took those pics at the 15th Redland Festival (May 2011)



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    Awesome blooms! Sounds like it smells delicious too.
    Thanks! It is getting more and more delicious every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Fascinating flowers ; spectacular certainly. Not high on my list of most beautiful though.
    Thank you Geoff! :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by smurphr View Post
    i saw one of these at the taipei internation flora expo and went mental over it...just had to have one! search the weekend flower market ever weekend for months til one day i found a seller with a flat of young ones,,,so i bought 2 (just in case) i cant wait for them to bloom!!
    yours are fantastic! how long did it take to get yours to flower?
    I bought my plant in April, 2009. The plant was 7-8" tall. As for today,the largest growth is about 18" tall (cane is 10"). The spike appeared in August, so it took less than two and the half years to get my plant to bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nataliwind View Post
    Thank you Geoff! :-)

    I bought my plant in April, 2009. The plant was 7-8" tall. As for today,the largest growth is about 18" tall (cane is 10"). The spike appeared in August, so it took less than two and the half years to get my plant to bloom.
    thanks! that's good to know! the two i bought are roughly about the same size you started with...two years aint nothin! im glad you didnt say 7years!! wow, i was looking online and and was shocked to see plants of the same size for 100-175us$!! i paid $1.50 (50taiwan$) each for mine....IM NEVER MOVING BACK TO THE STATES!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurphr View Post
    thanks! that's good to know! the two i bought are roughly about the same size you started with...two years aint nothin! im glad you didnt say 7years!! wow, i was looking online and and was shocked to see plants of the same size for 100-175us$!! i paid $1.50 (50taiwan$) each for mine....IM NEVER MOVING BACK TO THE STATES!!!!!
    Oh no, the price you mentioned is way too high.
    I bought my plant for $20; at the Redlands there were plants (large seedlings) even less expensive than mine.
    I am sure that your conditions will be good for your plants. What the plant loves is: high humidity, warm and even hot temperatures, a lot of sunshine and air movement ( winds in my case). This plant is heat tolerant. By the way, my plant initiated a spike after I put it in a brighter place (almost full sun). Most of its canes became reddish.

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    Finally, all eight flowers are open!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nataliwind View Post
    Oh no, the price you mentioned is way too high.
    I bought my plant for $20; at the Redlands there were plants (large seedlings) even less expensive than mine.
    I am sure that your conditions will be good for your plants. What the plant loves is: high humidity, warm and even hot temperatures, a lot of sunshine and air movement ( winds in my case). This plant is heat tolerant. By the way, my plant initiated a spike after I put it in a brighter place (almost full sun). Most of its canes became reddish.
    thanks! ya, i dont know what crazy web site i was looking at, but their prices were ridiculous! i appreciate your advice about lots of sunshine... i had always thought that they were low light growers... even though i have my little guys in nearly full sun!
    yours is beautiful!!! i cant wait!!

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    I love your new photos of this dendrobium. WOW!

    cheers,
    BD

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