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Dendrobium brassii

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Marni, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Has anyone successfully bloomed this? If so, what were the growing conditions?
     
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    I've had my plant since June 2004. Dale got his the same time. I'd like to know how to bloom this sucker!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Pook, I've been growing a number of them since 2003. A running joke between Jim Hamilton and I was "Have you bloomed it yet?" I ended up with some of his that didn't sell at the sale. So now I have even more that don't bloom. I grow them well, leaves now 6" long on some of them, multiple growths, pseudobulbs a little bigger than a pea. It REALLY pisses me off.
     
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    I'm delighted to know I'm not the only one that hasn't bloomed this species. And I mean that in the best possible way.
     
  5. Forrest

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    I would like to try to bloom that one someday.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dale, I know exactly what you mean. I think Dan Newman got some at the sale. If he blooms it and I can't, I not going to take that kindly.

    I'm blooming a Fernandezia right next to the stupid brassii plants, you'd think they would get the idea.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you will put that 'New Post' button at the bottom of the page so I don't have to scroll back up, you could try it.:poke:
     
  8. Forrest

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    LOL. I forgot about that. Sorry, I will try to figure that out.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I thought that would get you moving.
     
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    "I'm blooming a Fernandezia..."

    You're shittin' me. I mean.... I know you're not, but... mine bloomed but were biennials. How long have you had your plant? I love fernandezia.
     
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    June 2004. I'll photograph it. Would you like me to hold up today's paper so you know it isn't an old photograph? This is subbiflora. I have another shot of ionanthera I'll try to find. But it has gone to Fernandezia heaven (a very crowded place).
     
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    Hey Forrest, I'm not promising that it will have roots!
     
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    "Would you like me to hold up today's paper so you know it isn't an old photograph?"

    Yes. A chopped off ear won't be necessary, although it would be a very nice touch. :D

    I have some photos of ionanthera. I try not to look at them too often.
     
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    :D
     
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    "I'm delighted to know I'm not the only one that hasn't bloomed this species. And I mean that in the best possible way. " Gee, you never sweet talk me like that. <poke>
     
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    LOL! Well, when you told me your plant was so much larger than mine I became depressed. Just for a few hours, but still......

    I wanna know how Marni gets her Epigeneium lyonii to bloom. Piece of shit plant..... It hasn't even tried to bloom in the 20 years I've had it.
     
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    Will it make you feel better if I tell you I've never bloomed it. But I should also mention that I only got them in June, they were rescue plants. But I'll be sure to tell you when I do.
     
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    Andy's has it on their list. I wonder if he has bloomed it yet?
    Peter T.
     
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    You're closer, why don't you ask him.
     
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    Oh. I received a photo from our Lebanese friend of a magnificently bloomed specimen some time ago. You were mentioned as the grower.