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Dendrobium speciosum var hillii

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    Default Dendrobium speciosum var hillii

    Spring is the flowering season for many Aussie natives and one of the more showy epiphytic orchids in Australia is Dendrobium speciosum.



    This is commonly known as the Rock Lily, which is just silly seeing as it doesn't look anything like a lily.

    If taxonomists have their way, this will soon be called Thelychiton tarberi.

    Anyways, the plant is about 45cm tall and with approx 50 flowers bundled up in a 20cm long inflorescence.

    Oh and it isn't a very good one because the petals sit forwards. The good varieties have very flat, wider segments to the flowers.

    Grown in pretty much full sunlight, ie morning light until about midday...

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    Well I think it's a good one. Very nice Tim.

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    Default Simply awesome.

    Why arent you posting pics of the wole inflorescence?

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    Very nice m8.
    Hope mine flowers next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntgerald
    Why arent you posting pics of the wole inflorescence?
    Well y'all have to blame ntgerald for the pic with the bird poop on the leaves hehehe...



    Cheers
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    Default See, I was right.

    The inflorescence is magnificent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntgerald
    The inflorescence is magnificent.
    I agree!

    Cheers!
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    Really great Tim. And afterall, bird poop is natures fertilizer!! Really like that one, grown like vandaceous plants?

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    Thanks for all the lovely comments.... I guess my photography skills leaves a lot to be desired... and actually I didn't want to wipe away the natural fertilizer so photo had to go along with it...

    Diane, these plants love light, some even advocate full sunlight the whole day, but burnt leaves are not very attractive. Temperature wise, well I know people who grow these to freezing temps, course usual precautions of dry leaves when temps go down must also be adhered to.....

    Good luck with urs Steve, has it grown much more from the last time?

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    Good luck with urs Steve, has it grown much more from the last time?
    No new growth but loads of new roots.
    Just have to wait & see.

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