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Dendrobium/Dockrillia Nugentii as lithophyte

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    Question Dendrobium/Dockrillia Nugentii as lithophyte

    I've only ever seen this plant mounted on cork, but have read about instances of it naturally occurring on rocks. Anyone ever mounted it lithophytically? I've got one that's growing particularly rapidly, and of course it sparked my imagination. I've got some lavarock thats just itchin to have something mounted to it! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogga
    I've only ever seen this plant mounted on cork, but have read about instances of it naturally occurring on rocks. Anyone ever mounted it lithophytically? I've got one that's growing particularly rapidly, and of course it sparked my imagination. I've got some lavarock thats just itchin to have something mounted to it! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    the former name was Dendrobium linguiforme var Nugentii.The book Native orchids of austrailia ,states that it is best on slab culture although it is often found on sandstone formations.
    I have not heard of it being grown on rock ,always been slab culture wheather it was cork or the branch of a tree.

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    I have to agree with Murray. I have this one mounted on cork but I think you can grow it in gravel (many of my australian orchids are grown that way to prevent crown rot) but not mount it on rock.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Thanks for the knowledge, guys. I'm excited about mine. In the past 8 days, its gone from a 4 leaf plant, to 2cm of new growth on a 5th leaf. My uncle lives within a few miles of me and is a fellow addict - his, which he acquired from the same source, has just developed a spike. Needless to say, im excited to see those little baby blooms pop up.

    Thanks again for the advice, guys.

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    I should have mentioned that I used to have a plant of when I lived in Brisbane,Austrailia that was mounted on a slice of hard that was about
    14 X 10 inches and it was covered by the plant.A real sight when in bloom as the plant itself could hardly be seen,and the fragrance.Also the one lead grew about 3-4 bulbs per year

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