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Denddrobium Speciosum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Orchidbyte, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Orchidbyte

    Orchidbyte Active Member

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    Got this from local high end nursery 3 years ago, was in a 2 gallon container and it is now in a 17" clay pot, repotted after acquiring, Grows outdoors here in Los Angeles area full sun winters, morning sun summer. Grows great, smells incredible, flowers start green yellow then fade to white in a couple of days.
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  2. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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  3. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Do you cut back on watering and/or fertilizing heading into the winter?
     
  4. Orchidbyte

    Orchidbyte Active Member

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    Yes, around Nov. I start drying out plant, I have a car port where they can get some sun but no rain or water unless I want them to have some. I will water this plant now weekly till after bloom then dry again till new growth starts in Apr.. From new growth to Oct. Weekly feedings and water when needed. It is in medium that is mostly LECA with some shredded fern mixed in, so the mix drains very well.
     
  5. JonP

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    Thanks!
     
  6. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Awesome! I'd love to see one of these in person.
     
  7. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Still have to wait couple more years for my plant to mature enough, but thanks for cultural advise. It is first time, when secondary drying period was recommended.