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Dendrobium cuthbertsonii temp ranges

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Chris, Apr 11, 2009.

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  1. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I know recommended ranges (I have the Baker sheet), but I'd like firsthand info from those on the board that grow the species, what are your summer/winter maximum and minimum temperatures? And no, I am not going to try to grow it in this Texas weather.
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    :D You are getting the bug for the cool growers huh?
     
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    I have you, Marni, Dale, etc. to blame for this.
     
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    Sorry bout that. There is a lot of bitchin stuff that grows cool. The funny thing about that is that as soon as you decide that you are going to pick a temp range you will find that all the stuff outside of that temp range is the stuff that you want.
     
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    I've noticed. So, Forrest, do you grow cuthbertsonii?
     
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    I do. But not very well. I give it a low of maybe 50 and a high of maybe 88
     
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    What's the low get to in the summer?
     
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    50
     
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    And I'm guessing, in the winter, 50? Goddamn Santa Cruz.
     
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    yea. Shangri-la.

    you know there is an ocean here.
     
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    I think I remember the ocean. Can't be too sure any more.
     
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    its that thing with the reefs in it.
     
  13. Karen

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    LOL!
    Chris, mine do 29 in winter high of 65.
    55 in summer high of 95, maybe 95 for a minute in August.
    You gonna move to Ca. after Texas?
    (Hint, Oregon has much lower taxes....)
     
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    California needs more people moving there like I need a hole in the head. Probably New England after Texas. Thanks for the info! That is intense. 55 in the summer.
     
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    Just be checking the tax rates, BEFORE you commit!
    The RH, & Temps can be controlled....
     
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    Okay, it is only for a short period of time, but how often do you get 95F temperature? Two or three times a week in the summer? That is way too hot for Den. cuthbertsonii IMO.

    Chris, I grow mine under 55-62/65F in winter, 66-73F(75F for the very max) in summer. (BTW, the temperature will change gradually fom season to season, summer high 73/75, winter low 55/58)
     
  17. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Do you really want to deal with winter in the NE area (besides it is freakin' expensive too!)? I have had my fill of the cold winters myself and I am looking to finally get the hell out of here as soon as I graduate school in a year!

    As for cuthbertonii the area I am growing mine has a temp range of 48/68 winter time and 64/84 summer time. Of course these are the extremes as the normal averages are about 5 degrees more or less than what is stated.
     
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    I hit 95 maybe 3 days in the end of August, for an hour or two. I run around like a crazy person, doing everything I can think of to keep the Masdevallia bench cool. Mist, water the towels on the bench for the evaporative cooling, etc...
     
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    Most of mine are currently with in a gh with 56 minimum winter, but they are close to the swamp cooler vent so I would guess a closer minimum winter night would be 54. Winter days get in the 60 and 70's. Year round the maximum day is 80 to 82 before the swamp cooler comes on and usually drops it to mid 70's. I also grow some in a cooler house where the minimum is supposed to be 50. Though it has been hitting 40 some of the time because the pilot light gets blown out or watered. In that greenhouse I am growing them mounted. The day time summer high can hit 90 some of the time, but mostly it is 80 or below. In both greenhouses, the summer night temp will be in the mid 50's.
     
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    THANK YOU everyone. That is exactly the kind of info I'm looking for. I love this community. Tom, does yours still bloom and grow well with summer lows in the 60s?