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Dendrobs in bloom

This is a discussion on Dendrobs in bloom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The big bulb/big flower variety of this fabulous dendrobium species. It used to be very ...

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    Default Dendrobium aggregatum var. majus

    The big bulb/big flower variety of this fabulous dendrobium species. It used to be very difficult to cultivate this dendrobium until someone found out that it does not like any water during winter resting! None, zip, nada ...
    Lovely ethereal golden, thin as paper, and honey-scented flowers!
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    Default Dendrobium sulcatum

    Very intriguing dendrobium species with oddly shape pseudobulbs!
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    Default Dendrobium cretaceum

    Another weird dendrob! Not very pretty so not common in cultivation.
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    Default Dendrobium cariniferum

    The tangerine orchid! I hope you guys like tangerines! These citrus fruits have strong yet lovely flavor and they are very sweet. We love to use the strongly-flavor peels in our cooking, especially for pastry. Just imagine, tangerine-flavor creme brulee or flan!
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    Hoa,

    While visiting up at Dartmouth, Lisa explained her culture for Dend. pierardii (aka aphyllum) and Dend Adastra (pierardii x anosmum). She had them both growing in a basket together. She said they're deciduous, and when their leaves start to yellow and drop off in the fall, she stops watering until new growth emerges in the spring. Flowers form on the leafless pendant canes in the early spring.

    I know there are subgenera of Dends, but I don't have any books that describe what they are, so I never know which Dends behave like which others. Would your aggregatum be considered similar in culture to pierardii or anosmum? And would they all be in the same sub-genera?

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    Hi Julie,
    Well, I don't think Dendrobium aphyllum and anosmum are in the same subgenera as the Dendrobium aggregatum. They are very different plants. The dendrobium aphyllum and anosmum are deciduous, they drop their leaves after one growing cycle and bloom on bare canes. Dendrobium aggregatum is an ever-green species with fat pseudobulbs and a single leaf topping the bulb. However, I do see certain similarities in culturing these species. It is clear that we can withhold the water while they are at winter rest.
    My aphyllum and anosmum are either mounted or in very tiny little clay pots for rapid drying, so in a sense, I can keep on watering them even during their resting cycle. Down here, these plants drop their leaves around Jan/Feb, bloom around Feb/March/April while new growths start already. As such their resting period is not very pronounced so we water these guys year around, just not fertilizing them much during winter months.
    Dendrobium aggregatum is very different. No water for these plants from Thanksgiving to now (April). One of my aggregatum plants is adverse to water during its rest. You felt sorry for it being bone-dry by giving it some water, and look at what happened, their leaves rot! Just imagine, a whole year worth of growing gives you a single miserable leave and it rots! So I just pretend to forget about it after Thanksgiving, leaving it alone (maybe misting it every few weeks!), perching at a bright spot and letting it do what it does until after flowering! Then watering and fertilizing like there is no tomorrow!
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    Thanks for the lesson, Hoa!

    I'll get more adventurous with Dends, but slowly...

    Need some successes first!

    Julie

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    My D alexandrea is growing right now. If only the sun would come out it wouldnt have to take so long! Plans on trying to hunt down a D spectable this year!

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    I keep thinking I'd like a D. spectabile, then I remind myself that Dens and I don't get along too well...

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    Den. spectabile likes warm to hot growing conditions, it can tolerate intermediate temperatures as well. I grow it like catts, wet then dry cycle!
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