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Dendrobium antennatum

This is a discussion on Dendrobium antennatum within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have been drooling over these flowers since I first saw photos of them. I ...

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    Default Dendrobium antennatum

    I have been drooling over these flowers since I first saw photos of them. I have the opportunity to purchase this species and need to get a bit of info before I take the plunge. It isn't expensive, but I don't really want to get it if it won't do well for me. Most of the year will be perfect for it outdoors-hot, humid, sunny, etc. Considering that I would need to bring it indoors for a month or two during winter, should I expect this species to do well? My other Dendrobiums experience dry seasons so it's not an issue...the antennatum though? Are they terribly sensitive? I do have a mounted Dendrobium bigibbum that doesn't have problems with the routine. Thanks!
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    I have one growing outside. It is in the 4" plastic pot it came in with a chunky bark mix. I have it outside where it gets sun until about noon, then the area is bright the rest of the day. It is doing very well. It is also very hot and humid here. Temps have been in the mid 90's and humidity about 60%.
    As it is outside in the heat, I water it about every other day.

    I have not had it through a winter, but it seems a sturdy plant I bought it for the leaves and "structure" as I thought it was pretty, but the blooms have lasted for quite some time.

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    Where are you located? Those are my average summer conditions. I'm just concerned that hauling it in and out over the cooler months could be detrimental...most of my plants are from more seasonal climates.
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    I am in the Houston, Texas area. Just a short 17 miles South of downtown Houston. 25 miles north of the Texas coastline (Surfside). Heat and humidity.

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    Ah...I'm on the Florida Panhandle. Fellow heat and humidity sufferer.
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    If you can grow bigibbum you will have no problems with antennatum .iMO it's hardier than bigibbum and can tolerate higher temps .

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    Thanks for the responses! The Brassavola I'm ordering needed a traveling partner!
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