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Dend kingianum

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    I have a thing for kingianums. They are wonderfully fragrant and a breeze to grow, once you figure out their culture. They are an Australian native. I move mine outside in early spring and give them bright Catt light. They get watered and fertilized during their growth season. They stay outdoors until close to the first frost and then they come in for a cool, bright, winter rest. I do not water at all during this period. When they start to spike and the spike breaks the sheath, I then restart watering. If a high nitrogen fertilizer is used with them, they tend to kieki and not bloom. So, I only use a bloom booster for fertilizing them. I have about a dozen different clones and grow them in S/H. They are starting to bloom now, which is a bit early but the weather has been wierd this year.



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    Very nice color collection.

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    Sigh, another wonderful photographer--I'm about the only one here who isn't. There is something about growing orhids that makes you want to hone your photography skills; so far I have resisted.

    Ron those are beautiful dends. Do you get quite a few blooms per cane? That top picture is to die for. I wish I could sniff them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera View Post
    Sigh, another wonderful photographer--I'm about the only one here who isn't. There is something about growing orhids that makes you want to hone your photography skills; so far I have resisted.

    Ron those are beautiful dends. Do you get quite a few blooms per cane? That top picture is to die for. I wish I could sniff them!
    Lynda, there are usually 4-8 flowers per spike and one can get up to 4 spikes per cane.

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    A nice assortment, Ron!

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    Beautiful. Our local supermarket has a new shipment of assorted orchids yesterday and I got first pick. There was a noid den that had several stems just loaded with beautiful pink bloom all up the stem. I have had no luck with dens so resisted the temptation to bring it home. They had a wide assortment but I fell in love with a large white phal with a purple lip (13 blooms and buds)and a white phal with a yellow lip (20 blooms and buds). Both have 2 spikes each. They are tall cascading phals and were 15.00 ea.

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    LOL, Katie! You're just out of control! Does Clyde understand what's happening here? And does he realize he'll be sleeping in the car soon? It's not so bad after the first few months...

    Oh, by the way, Ron - this is a hijack. Welcome to the forum!

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    I also really like Den kingianum & then after it flowers the scent is so strong i cannot stay in the same room as it but after it has finished blooming i cannot wait for it to be in flower again !
    I must be mentally inadequate !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    LOL, Katie! You're just out of control! Does Clyde understand what's happening here? And does he realize he'll be sleeping in the car soon? It's not so bad after the first few months...

    Oh, by the way, Ron - this is a hijack. Welcome to the forum!

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    Hi Ron....sorry about the hijack!

    Julie.....Nope, he doesn't understand. The only time he really growls is when I have the kitchen sink full of orchids. And I have 12 catts arriving as soon as I give the word. Waiting until it is safe to ship across the country. But...I will slow down....soon....I promise. If everyone will just stop showing all of those gorgeous orchids here. It's all Diane's fault. She just had to show all those paphs and catts. Seriously, I am running out of shelf space and I do limit the orchids to one room and the kitchen sink!

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    Don't worry Katie - it's not you! It usually is Diane Thumb's fault!

    And there is always room for more! Just start hanging them in the windows...pots hang from other pots...you can double your collection! Hell, Clyde won't mind the car - just takes a bit of getting used to!

    Hijack guilt passes quickly, too! You're getting the hang of it!

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