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Dendrobium bellatulum with red lip

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Tom-DE, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    No hope! Alot of the plants I got turned out to be oranges and even less inferior the faded yellow/orange. Hoping my 4N plants are everything I hope for.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Are those the ones from TropicalExotics?
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    I may be able to get some deep red plants from Loas, I'll keep you updated!
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
     
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    Bummer.
     
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    Its okay, its not like many people keep them alive for very long anyways!
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Many may have problem with it but it isn't a short-lived plant either.
     
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    I'm not going to pass judgement on my plants until they bloom for me, hopefully next year.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    P1050477.JPG P1050478.JPG I think the trick to grow this species is careful watering (on the dry side)...
    Another thing about Den. bellatulum flowers based on my experience with it, they are long-lasting if you keep them dry, over 4 weeks. They might only last only 10 days if you wet the flowers.
    Here is my Den. bellatulum currently in bloom(my other clone always blooms in early winter, go figure!). This clone(from J&L) has been in my collection for 7-8 years now. It always has thinner and taller canes than those newly imported ones. It is not the best looking one you have ever seen but it grows and blooms.
     
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    Looks good Tom!
     
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    Andy, I do not disagree with you that it is genetic. I was being a bit cynical in saying increased light and decreased temperatures will be the only way for us to get the hue and saturation we desire.
     
  12. MattWoelfsen

    MattWoelfsen Active Member

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    This thread is very informative. I just bought this plant and needed to know how to grow it. Thank you all for your information and pictures.