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Dendrobium chrysanthemum

This is a discussion on Dendrobium chrysanthemum within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The first pic is of my plant which I acquired a year ago, flowering for ...

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    Default Dendrobium chrysanthemum

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    The first pic is of my plant which I acquired a year ago, flowering for the first time for me, although it appears it had a single flower on a previous growth the year before.
    Then to show what it might be like, one day ( chance is a fine thing, you know ! ) a pic of the same species in the wild, snapped in Eastern Thailand earlier this year. From recollection the canes were twice as thick as mine and probably twice as long too. I saw this species maybe half a dozen or so times ; it is not an orchid which colonises every branch of a tree , unlike say Den.unicum or delacourii, but occurs as single examples. Usually quite low down, maybe even growing as a terrestrial or semi-terrestrial , with the base of the plant hidden by other vegetation. Usually the canes were extending more or less horizontally like the one shown here supported by whatever nothing, like other vegetation, they had flopped onto.
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    Very nice Geoff! Some good observations and growing tips there as well.

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    Geoff, I think you'll find its Den. chrysanthum. I have it & flowered it a number of times. I can get from one to 4 flowers per node. Majority run from 2 to 4. I am certainly not growing it with lots of heat either. One thing I have learnt when growing it, along with both plants of Den. aphyllum is that it/they don't like to be pot bound nor do they like to be "under watered & fed" at any time of the year. It may not be the recommended way to go them but it sure as hell works for me. Just shaded light levels also.

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    Geoff you're doing a great job and I love to hear how they were growing in their natural habitat. Beautiful flower!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Geoff, I think you'll find its Den. chrysanthum.
    Of course you are right, Roy. Silly me... But in my defence, I spent the morning tidying up the dahlias and chrysanthemums ( or their remains after a few frosts ) in my garden, so you can see where it comes from.
    I think I will leave the title unamended, just for the laugh.

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    Looks very nice Geoff. It usually blooms around June-Aug here and one blooms with leaves on. some specimens I have seen are more than 5 feet length.

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    Another nice one Geoff

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    So brilliant color one of the best species Geoff.

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