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Dendrobium spectabile

This is a discussion on Dendrobium spectabile within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi All, I picked up one of these also...nice plant in nice shape...in about a ...

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    Default Dendrobium spectabile

    Hi All,

    I picked up one of these also...nice plant in nice shape...in about a 3" pot and is probably 18" tall w/4 or 5 canes.

    Have done some reading and people say they have to grow forever before blooming? Someone had one for years w/no flowering, set it outside and let it dry out one summer and when she brought it back in got tons of spikes.

    What have I gotten myself into??

    Thanks

    MTequine

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    hi
    I think that you may have your work cutout on this one.Having just had a read from the link below ,it is going to need Phalie temps but more humidity
    and may be about the same light as the Phalies.

    http://www.orchidspecies.com/denspectabile.htm

    Good luck and let us know how you get on.


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    Murray is right!
    This species needs to grow into pretty sizable plant (aka it is a space hog) before they will bloom. So it will take a good many years from the day you purchase the plant to the day that it blooms. Just hope that it grows well all that time! A warm grower (hence phalies temp) but it will tolerate the warmer side of intermediate temperatures.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Oh OOO , I have one , guess I better move it , thanks, info. is appreciated . Gin

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    I saw a spectabile in the last Savannah show that was about 4' tall and 5' diam...took a hand truck to move it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catfan
    I saw a spectabile in the last Savannah show that was about 4' tall and 5' diam...took a hand truck to move it...
    Oh great...that's not what I wanted to hear! LOL
    I wonder if I need to find a new home for this thing and my Ansellia africana that is supposed to get huge too. *sigh* Research better before you buy is the moral of this story.

    MtEquine

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    I have had one for about 4 years, it's healthy and grows new canes from time to time, but no flowers yet. I think I may need to repot it but I'm a bit scared in case I kill it. How do I know when I absolutely have to repot it? (I did buy a second one a couple of months ago, sort of as insurance, but am possilbly going to regret that if they both reach full size...)

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    When in doubt, it is better to repot. Check the roots to make sure you do not have rot (especially at the center of the root ball.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    ... I just bought a baby at the last society meeting... I was soooooo fooled! The grower told me " about two yeard to bloom"... Well, it's not a new born baby at least... It might be about couple years old. It has appx 5 bulbs but is very little in 2" pot.
    Gin, how is your doing? How big it is now?

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    It is the Wonder Nishii .... atroviolaceum X alexandrae ) still in a 6inch pot probably needs to be re potted is in bloom almost all the time so I am not going to fix what ain't broke .. It is not a lot taller but keeps getting fuller ..

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