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Dendrobium griffithianum

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    Section Densiflorum - the usual ridged hard cane-like bulbs and rather leathery leaves.
    Impossible to grow , as a beginner. When you have learnt that when you lift up the watering can/hose or whatever with one hand, you use the other to give yourself a smack , and say "naughty" "don't water until I tell you..." then you stand a chance. Actually they all seem to need watering when the new growth is developing, and otherwise - sometimes for monh after month on end, just the occasional misting. Then they flower. If you can't resist watering occasionally - like most beginners - as I was once - then you won't see flowers - ever.
    But when they do flower, how lovely they are ; OK the flowers will only last 10 days, say ; they even start to close when I walk them through the garden in the dark, on their way to have their picture taken, although they do open again the following morning. Flowers getting on for 2 inches across.
    What's more to say ?

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    Mabuhay!

    Fantabulous!!! If i could only grow it in the Philippines.

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    Those are gorgeous blooms wish I could get my "Den. Thysiflorim" to bloom. I've had it since January which has put out 2 new growth but no flowers yet I see that you mention NOT to much water, would the culture be the same as yours? Here in FL we've had record rain this year.

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    Same culture for all the species inthissectionof Dendrobiums genus. IOSPE mentions which sectionisappropriate for each species.

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    Beautiful! Congrats for blooming it. I hope mine will bloom this year after our year- end dry season.

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    A good explanation of the pitfall for beginners, and, I must admit, also for more experienced growers....
    With all these Pleuro's around me it quit likely they will get 'sone' water during dry season.
    As you can understand, I don't have any Densiflorum, although I really enjoy the richness in flowers of this group. Thanks for showing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Same culture for all the species inthissectionof Dendrobiums genus. IOSPE mentions which sectionisappropriate for each species.
    Thank you!

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    Beautiful Dendrobium.
    Mine always blooms in late April, after its winter rest.

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    Man, what a stunning orchid. Amazing!!

    cheers,
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    Quite beautiful Geoff. I am envious.

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