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Need a help on Dendrobium Speciosum!!

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a newbie in this forum. I have been grown orchid quite a few years in Vietnam and now I'm studying in New Zealand. I have 4 Dendrobium speciosum but just wondering how long will they get flowers?

    Thanks for reading my thread and much appreciate with any of your helps.

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    I can't help, as I have never grown these..but welcome! Hopefully someone else will have an answer for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    I can't help, as I have never grown these..but welcome! Hopefully someone else will have an answer for you.

    Thanks for comment. Nice to meet you!

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    hi steven, actually i tried twice this morning to answer but my internet was playing up so let me try this again now..

    Firstly, welcome to Orchidtalk!

    Now this Dend speciosum you have... how mature is it? because speciosums can take quite a few years to mature to flowering... on a good run, maybe 5-6 years... but there are stories of 12 year old speciosums that is still maturing...

    the lesson here is "patience grasshoppa"... and in the meantime... ever thought about getting a Dendrobium kingianum... beautiful scent and lovely bright pink colours...

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    hi steven, actually i tried twice this morning to answer but my internet was playing up so let me try this again now..

    Firstly, welcome to Orchidtalk!

    Now this Dend speciosum you have... how mature is it? because speciosums can take quite a few years to mature to flowering... on a good run, maybe 5-6 years... but there are stories of 12 year old speciosums that is still maturing...

    the lesson here is "patience grasshoppa"... and in the meantime... ever thought about getting a Dendrobium kingianum... beautiful scent and lovely bright pink colours...

    cheers
    tim
    Hello Tim, thanks for your comment. Honestly, I don't know how old are they? I bought them last year and they grow quite well inside house (outdoor in our place is too cold and get frost/hail). But their cans is between 30-35cm and 3.5cm round (quite fat can). I do fertilise once a week all year round except during winter as I read on the internet and it said we need to reduce water during winter to induce their spikes.

    I've 1 big Dendrobium kingianum plant which had over 35-40 spikes last spring...


    And this is Dend.Golden Arch:


    Forget its name but it had very nice color and fragant flowers..


    Cheers,
    Long

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    Welcome Steven. Sorry can't help you as I've no experience with this Australian species but I understand it van grow quite large. However some of our Aussie members, I am sure, will be able to help.

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    I have a speciosum and its quite large too......i reckon its gonna flower in around late august-early october.

    WELCOME to Orchid Talk too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Welcome Steven. Sorry can't help you as I've no experience with this Australian species but I understand it van grow quite large. However some of our Aussie members, I am sure, will be able to help.
    Nice to know you, thanks for your comment!

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    I have a speciosum and its quite large too......i reckon its gonna flower in around late august-early october.

    WELCOME to Orchid Talk too!
    Hi Jordan, I'm studing in otago,dunedin where is too far from your place but Very Glad to know you! can you post your photos of speciosum plz? cheers

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    Welcome to OrchidTalk, Steven.

    Cheers,
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    As bench72 said, it flowers when plant is matured, I have plants around five years old already throwing flower but very short stock.

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