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Your thoughts on Dend kingianum

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    Default Your thoughts on Dend kingianum

    For some reason, I don't have this one and I think I should. I love all the photos I see, but I seem to remember someone saying the flowers are really short-lived or something. What's been your experience? These are kind of small plants aren't they? Any differences between white and lavender? I should have it, right? Order it today?

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    Hi Kev,
    The flowers don't last long , but the plant is small, flowers are slightly fragrant...kiekis a lot and you have to give it the chill before you get blooms....all I got was kiekies ...so mine now resides with someone else.

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    Flowers in the growroom last about 3 to 4 weeks.Fragrance is very strong.The spikes developed @ slightly different times so i still have flowers forming after about a month.There are many many different clones & they all differ in their habits.Some kieke like mad & are reluctant to flower.My small plant(about a dozen or so canes has flowered from 6 of the canes.

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    the flowers on these do not last as long as say a modern phalaenopsis hybrid, however, they do last longer than the flowers on stanhopeas. A str8 kingi flower generally lasts a couple of weeks.

    These are pretty easy to grow and flower as long as you give em loads of light. Here in Syd they get direct sun during winter (look up the lattitude yourself Skit, I'm too lazy). That's generally the requirement for loads of flowers for spring.. loads of light in winter to harden the canes and then they will flower lots.

    So getting the right one... the better clones are the ones which are floriferous and hold their flowers up. You can get clones that multi-spike from the same cane, so that is obviously good. Size, well, obviously bigger is better in this instance. But more importantly is the way the individual flower are held. You want strong pedicels! That way the flowers are looking up at you and not down on the ground.

    So, colour... well really, don't you think you should get one of each... you know to go with the shoes and handbags, etc etc... There are freckles which are neato!

    It's a pity I can't just send you some...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72
    It's a pity I can't just send you some...

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    You could try. I've always wondered what happens to people who do that and are caught? It would be a learning experience.

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    Actually... I think, that Dendrobiums (except for cruentum) are not Appendix 1 plants, right? So...

    hold that thought.. will finish after monday/tuesday...

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    That was a joke. Really. Very nice of you to offer to check, though. I'm almost positive it is just a major pain and major expense to try to get any plant into this country. These Dends are really very cheap and I am placing an order for some other plants next week, so I think I'm just going to throw one in. I've been putting this off for way too long now.

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    I saw one of these mounted at an Orchid Society Show here this winter, in bloom with canes only about 4" long, the scent was competing with the Sharry Baby with 3 spikes across the aisle and winning. Had to have one! Got a couple year old seedling so should get blooms next year. The grower said these should be grown like the laelia lundii and would be a good companion to it. Sounded like perfect partnership to me!


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    Kev,


    My *real* thoughts on kinginanum are probably not fit for a family-oriented forum! They are tough to get to bloom, the blooms don't last. In short, no redeeming features. You want mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule
    Kev,


    My *real* thoughts on kinginanum are probably not fit for a family-oriented forum! They are tough to get to bloom, the blooms don't last. In short, no redeeming features. You want mine?

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    LOL...Rob ,we must have had the same variety ! Mine came from C&H....can't rem. the name.

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