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Dendrobium Rainbow Dance

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Alexey, Feb 18, 2015.

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  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This month is a fifth year anniversarry of aquiring that plant as a three-cane-division. Despite this hybrid parentage, it has never experienced harsh winter rest and it was never actually "repotted". Just potted over to a bigger vessel with some new media added to fill the gaps. Last photo was taken at the beginning of the blooming and gives an idea about plant size.
    Den Rainbow Dance 01.jpg

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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Wow! Well done!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Incredible!!! What is the parentage?
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, OrchidWiz shows parentage as 50% of Den. unicum, 25% of Den. moniliforme, approximately 20% of Den. nobile, plus others. All three major contributors typically treated with pronounced winter rest. Often they can be seen leafles on the photos at the blooming stage. Same about Rainbow Dance - some growers provide rather harsh winter rest in order to initiate blooming.
     
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    sam1147 sam1147

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    Really amazing - Bravo
     
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    Crazy pretty!! How many pots have you moved it into ?/
     
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    whoa!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Alexey.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Anna, perhaps I have confused you with not clear description. Now plant is in a 6" plastic pot. The plant has mass of very thin roots similar to roots of Den. moniliforme. They could be easily damaged, if I would try to remove old potting medium during transplanting. During these 5 years plant was transferred may be three or four times from small to bigger pots with addition of fresh mix (sfagnum moss, perlite and small pellets of Styrofoam) and without disturbance of rootball. It is not typical approach and who knows what the oldest medium looks like (already pit moss?), but so far plant is happy.
     
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    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Wow! I just have to bump this one. Alexey, if you still have this amazing piece of orchid wizardry I would love to see it now! Beautiful job of growing!
     
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    Stunning!