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Dendrobium bensoniae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jul 30, 2014.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This plant is from Kalimpong, India and grows at moderate to middle elevations. Some people say it smells like cake, but I get a bit of a chocolate scent.

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    Very pretty. Are the flowers long-lasting as well?
     
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    Really lovely!
     
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    Beautiful Marni!
     
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    As I remember they are. They aren't the 5 day variety. This opened about a week ago and I'll try to pay attention.
     
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    Very nice one.
     
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    Thanks, Marni. sure it is pretty.
     
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    Just gorgeous!!!
     
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    that's really a striking flower...congrats
     
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    Beautiful. One of my favorites. Mine bloomed in May so I was surprised to see yours bloom this late in the year. Must be our temperature differences :confused:. Which greenhouse does yours grow in?
     
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    Kelly, I have this in the cool house. Mine usually blooms earlier too, but not this year. I have dropped the daytime temperature a bit in the last 6 months or so and that may have effected it.
     
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    Tom, they are still blooming. So that is 3 weeks so far.
     
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    That is a lot longer than what I would expect. Fantastic! Thanks for the update, Marni.
     
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    great look, and fragrance mmm make me hungry ;-)
     
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    It smells like chocolate, hmmm. That must be a nice orchid, pretty. I love it....
     
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    Just to update, the flowers were starting to go on Monday.