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Palm Tree Dendrobiums

This is a discussion on Palm Tree Dendrobiums within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I had a couple dendrobium plants that were tagless noids and not doing so well ...

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    Cool Palm Tree Dendrobiums

    I had a couple dendrobium plants that were tagless noids and not doing so well in their pots, so I mounted them on a palm tree in my back yard. They must really like it over there as less than six months later I got spikes. And I have to say...I couldn't have come up with a better color combo if I had tried.

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    I had no idea what color they were...and I am so happy at the dark and light contrast.

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    Good growing!

    I do something similar, but I use a plumeria tree for the mount.

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    that is so cool! i love outdoor orchids. good job. they seem happy.

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    A natural way of treating orchids plants. Leave them on their their natural hosts (a palm?), and they will grow happily. Love the nice blue Dendrobium. Good effort tho'!

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    Nice job! This also works well with Vandas. At hotels in Puerto Rico, you often see that they have planted Phal-type Dens and Vandas in their trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catt Mandu View Post
    Nice job! This also works well with Vandas. At hotels in Puerto Rico, you often see that they have planted Phal-type Dens and Vandas in their trees.
    Yes, we are not quite warm enough for Vandas to stay out in the winter but the dendrobiums and phals can do it no problem. I have a large oak out front that is just begging for a nice big dendrobium to be set up there, and as pointed out earlier the orchids pretty much attach themselves. I do spray them when I spray my vanda section, and water them once in a blue moon if it hasn't been raining...but other than that mother nature is taking care of them now.

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    Good growing!

    I do something similar, but I use a plumeria tree for the mount.
    I also am using the bamboo in my yard to mount orchids onto. There is a problem cattleya currently attaching to a bamboo at the fence out back. So far it's only purpose seems to give the spiders something to attach a really cool web to. Hopefully by next spring it will take off and bloom.

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    beautiful job, my only nice palms for doing this are in my front yard, I had mounted some years ago but somebody stole them when they were in bloom, ripped them right off the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    beautiful job, my only nice palms for doing this are in my front yard, I had mounted some years ago but somebody stole them when they were in bloom, ripped them right off the tree.
    That is why I haven't put them in the huge oak in my front yard. I can't tell you how many times I've thought about it too. Ground orchids they don't bother. I have a huge thing of epidendrums out front...bright red too...and no one has bothered them. We have a relatively quiet street though.

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    Dends love being attached to trees, palm or otherwise, Connie. They thrive on trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    beautiful job, my only nice palms for doing this are in my front yard, I had mounted some years ago but somebody stole them when they were in bloom, ripped them right off the tree.
    Sorry to hear that, Ed. I thought that sort of thing only happens in my country.

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    This is why I no longer live in Miami after 54 years. I had a 200 lb. Staghorn that was at least 10 years old. Someone tried, but it was too heavy. Reinforced it after that.
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