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Dendrobium bensoniae in bloom

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    Default Dendrobium bensoniae in bloom

    Dendrobium bensoniae. Just love the colors and size of the blooms.

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    I totally agree with you Sriram, now those are just down right beautiful, great colors. Have to try to find one to add to my collection.

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    Love this one! And I don't have to put it on my list cause it's already there!

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    It looks great and I always wanted to get a bensoniae. Sriram, how big is the whole plant? Where we live, it is all about space...

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    That's so pretty, Sriram!

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    It is a medium sized grower. Canes don't grow more than 12-14 inches and grows well with moderate sun. Mine gets a couple of hours of direct sun. I fertilize and water throughout the year and withhold fertilization from October.
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    It looks great and I always wanted to get a bensoniae. Sriram, how big is the whole plant? Where we live, it is all about space...

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    Thanks Sriram. I'll get one.

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    Thanks Sriram. I'll get one.
    Arne, if you find them please let me know, I have had no luck. This species is listed on the International Red List as an endangered species, could be the main reason why they are not around!

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    Gorgeous!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    Arne, if you find them please let me know, I have had no luck. This species is listed on the International Red List as an endangered species, could be the main reason why they are not around!
    You know, you are right. This orchid is nowhere to be found. Sometimes I have noticed that some orchid species suddenly pop up for sale by numerous vendors and then they just disappear. I was looking for an Encyclia mariae for several years without any luck and then one day I could buy it from several vendors.

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