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Dendrobium keikis

This is a discussion on Dendrobium keikis within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; It is (almost certainly) a hybrid of the so-called Dendrobium phalaenopsis type. That doesn't mean ...

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    It is (almost certainly) a hybrid of the so-called Dendrobium phalaenopsis type. That doesn't mean it is a phallie, of course , just has flowers which resemble many phallies - whereas most of the other types of dendrobiums are quite different. Dendrobium phalaenopsis itself - that particular species which is the backbone of breeding in this area - is also known as D.bigibbum.

    I find them needful of a lot of water when in growth, and moderate amounts at all times, so your tree might be a bit dry for them. Why don't you hedge your bets - put a couple on your tree, and grow the others differently ? I have even had them in a glass of water for a week in a hotel bedroom, to keep them plump before returning homer and potting up, and found they liked that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    It is (almost certainly) a hybrid of the so-called Dendrobium phalaenopsis type. That doesn't mean it is a phallie, of course , just has flowers which resemble many phallies - whereas most of the other types of dendrobiums are quite different. Dendrobium phalaenopsis itself - that particular species which is the backbone of breeding in this area - is also known as D.bigibbum.

    I find them needful of a lot of water when in growth, and moderate amounts at all times, so your tree might be a bit dry for them. Why don't you hedge your bets - put a couple on your tree, and grow the others differently ? I have even had them in a glass of water for a week in a hotel bedroom, to keep them plump before returning homer and potting up, and found they liked that !

    Thank you Geoff! I think I may just do that! A couple on the tree and the others in a pot. Thanks again for your input and education on this orchid type.

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