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This is a discussion on Need a help on Dendrobium Speciosum!! within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Otago? nice im going to Lincoln if i pursue botany possibly go for a doctrate ...
Otago? nice im going to Lincoln if i pursue botany possibly go for a doctrate but i am going to get a bachelors in early childood education.
I live in Auckland and grow many dendrobiums. My speciosums have flowered in 5 years but they sit outside in full sun and to be honest are not fertilized very often. I also grow many other Aussie dendrobiums as well as they are my favorite orchid genera.
So am not sure how much sun they are getting but bear in mind that they are known as Australian rock orchids so they grow out in the open in full sun on rocks so are very hardy
Will post some photos soon for interest.
Thanks for your post Rodney, I don't think I could live my plant outside as Dunedin weather is a little bit stricky and the if I put them under the full sun, it might burn their leaves I'm sure. I'm growing them in orchid mix (get from warehouse as can't find any orchid nursery near where I'm living) and put them near window that they can get as much as sun light. We have a few hours of the sun going through the window that I think would be great!
Yup please, love to see "many" photos of your Aussie Dend.
I have one in the back section of the property. It has been there at least 22 years. They generally flower in the spring in Sydney. I never do anything to it . Just let it grow and flower naturally. Last season it had 40 flower spikes.
Bruce Ah Sing
Thanks for sharing the photos Bruce, where are ya living? Australia? I've some Vietnamese friends who grow very good orchid. I hope will visit some growers in there in near future!
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