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Dendrobium brassii

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Marni, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Most likely that was Tom Perlite. I would have been the driver.
     
  2. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Oh. Would you mind strangling Tom next time you see him? Thank you.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We've gotten used to it here. Kind of take it for granted that Tom will have a spectacular one at a show. If he weren't such a nice guy, I would accede to your request.
     
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    Oh. Well OK, then. Several years ago I was at Patricia's in early May. We were orchid nerding in her entrance cool room when all of a sudden she let out a loud screech; I thought she was having a heart attack or had stepped on a nail or somethin'. Christ. She'd spied the spike of an Epigeneium lyonii that had opened it's first flowers. It was nice, to say the least.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    How do you grow yours?

    If I bloom it, you'll be able to hear me all the way in Oregon.
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Forrest doesn't know how to do that. Want me to try?
     
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    "How do you grow yours?"

    Right now I'm growing it bright, wet, and IW. I've tried a lot of other combinations, but none of them have worked.
     
  8. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    LOL!
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sure Jon, I'm sure Forrest would appreciate that very much.
     
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    Einstein Expatriate

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    If you're waiting on those two jeniuses to figure it out your plant may die of old age, Marnie
    Here ..... print this out, lick it, and stick it to the bottom of your screen. Problem solved.

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    Wanders out to the mailbox wondering if said plant may arive before the snow melts
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    And I've been waiting for red flowers! I'm not giving up. (Is there an emoticon for grim determination?)
     
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    I had had my plant for only two months when this thread started, so I was hoping more culture tips would come...

    My plant(came from Andy P.) is spiking now..., for the last 10 or 11 months, I've been growing it on hardwood mount, I/C temperature(55-75F, cooler in winter), daily watering and bright light(2500-2800FC). Air movement and rh are good. An extra doze of magnesium in the feeding program can be benefitial.
     
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    Pook Disneyed

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    <Pook glares at Tom>
     
  15. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    A friend is growing and blooming these (from the Hamilton sale) very well with an average high between 80-82°F and an average low of 56° and light between 1200-1800 foot candles. I think they have to get to a large clump to bloom well. The flowers are the size of cuthbertsonii but do not open their sepals, remaining cupped. They are medium-pink with orange lip.
     
  16. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    One of mine has finally decided to bloom also and has 4 flowers (pink). But so far only one of quite a few plants has done this.
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Oh, that's great news!
     
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    If the flower on mine were the size of cuthbertsonii, I would not have been so disapointed...

    Although mine is an easy bloomer, the flowers on my plant are not even half of the size of a normal cuthbertsonii.
     
  19. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I mean to say, they would be the size of a cuthbertsonii if they actually opened fully in the manner of a cuthbertsonii, but since the sepals remain cupped, they appear smaller. Does this square with your plant?
     
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    Even if the flowers open fully/flat (like the cuthbertsonii), they are about half of the size of cuthbertsonii.