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Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Jon, Aug 13, 2009.
Looking for some first-hand culture experience with this species. Thanks.
Wish I could find one of these to grow myself so I could answer your question Jon
Me too! I love the way this one grows.
I am definetly not a pro. growing this specie. I have had it for four years without it dying. I think this specie is the most difficult specie in our entire collection. It's waaaay more difficult to grow then all my other Bulbos and their relatives.
I have had so many new growths that has just vanished. This year I had 5 new growth and so far 2 is making bulbs, not more! I keep my plant on a piece of cork, placed in the top of a vivarium, given minimum water everyday and it survives, not more.
As you can see very few of the bulbs are green, they dry out rapidly and given more water they die even quicker.
But the flower is amazing!'
Thanks Linda. What kind of temperatures does your plant receive?
at day around 24°C and at night perhaps around 19°C a bit lower on both day and night temp during vinter.
I just was looking for some info about it, so it looks it should be grown as Dendrobiums:
Fantastic! Thanks piotr!
OMG! I have a new lead! Now what?!?!?!?! Do I move it to a location where it will get water? I hung it from my dendrobium senile (which is now flowering, btw), and neither plant is getting water. Just bright light, and good air circulation. When does it need water? HELP!
I'll send Tom-in-PA to do the victory dance.
No really... what do I do now? Do I start giving water again? Linda... a little help, please.
The only time I will dance outside of the privacy of my own home is at a Dead related concert
Since Linda isn't gonna help me, let's assume I'm growing a decidious dendrobium. At what point would I start giving the plant water again? When it starts growing? When the new lead appears to mature? Or even when I see roots?
I vote for roots cuz roots like water. New growths rot when watered. Plants often use roots for water uptake. oke:
Now first I saw this thread active again...
If given water when the new growths are active they will most likely rot. Just make sure to keep it in a moist environment. Give more water when the bulb is matured and is setting roots.
Thanks Linda!!!! It's in the GH, so it has pretty good humidity.
I'm glad to say my plant is still alive. The photos here blow my mind. I want my plant to look like that someday.
Wow, that specimen in situ is pretty amazing. It looks like it's growing on rock, I wonder what the geology of that area would be?