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Dendrobium nobile

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ricardo, Jun 13, 2017.

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  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    This Dendrobium nobile was mounted on an avocado tree in 1990, it has been growing well ever since with little need for watering or fertilization. The avocado tree was planted next to my house Denobil.jpg by my father shortly after I was born.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wonderful species and great story.
     
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    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    And how are the avacodos? As good as the orchid?
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    People love them. I sell most of them to get money for the garden upkeep. They sell mighty well since this particular tree fruit ripens very late in the season when fresh avocados are getting scarce.
     
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    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    That's great.wish I could grow them, but we get some bad frost here from time to time as my vandas will attest this last winter.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Dendrobium nobile is among the most tolerant of Dendrobium species, I think it can handle cold well, but not frost. I was going to check on the Baker's book of Dendrobium but my grievous tendency to pile books on top of each other until there is a huge pile means that I am not sure where it is.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Did some digging in the library and found that the plant can experience temperatures in the 48-50 for months with no ill effects. The Baker's book on Dendrobium (I found it, I was hopelessly confused by the fact that it was in its proper place) says they can even tolerate temperatures below freezing, but only for short spells.
     
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    Thanks for the search,Ricardo.
     
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    Hi, I'm really unclear if I'm using this forum correctly I apologize if I'm not. I bought myself a birthday gift today at trader Joe's. I bought a a dendrobium mobile that hasn't bloomed yet. I have 3 phals that I cherish I've wanted to try a different species. Please what do I need to know with my new girl? Ricardo I see that you have an Amazon on you in your profile pic I read where you said "a slave to a demanding bird me too. Male umbrella cockatoo that I've had since 1992 I'm his mate or better yet I'm his b***ch.