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Dendrobium (Dockrillia) rigidum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    At the beginning it was grown in warm orchidarium on classical (wood) mount. Now it is at the intermediate to warm area of GH receiving bright light. Flowers fragrance can be a bonus, depending on personal preferences.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautifully grown... nice job. I had one once and was trying to take divisions from it. I killed it in the process. I would like to get another one and just let it grow.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Alexey. Great blooming. Is this another gutter guard construction?
     
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    Very nice
     
  5. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Understand you Kelly. Several years ago I have killed Dockrillia linguiforme trying to keep it on classical mount. Have not seen that species since then at the accessible for me sources.

    Marny, yes it is made of gutter guard and Cobra (roof ridge vent) using glue gun. This type is especially good for the mat-forming orchids.
     
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    Describe the odor for me. It's been a long time and I don't particularly remember.
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Will things root into the Cobra? I've never seen it before. Did you make a pocket or purse that is open on the top?
     
  8. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Fragrance is more detectable at the warm afternoon time. That is why, when plant was young, I had not recognized it. I like Dockrillia rigida fragrance. My wife finds it unpleasant. One can describe it as a Neofetia falcata fragrace with a hint of durian fruit odour. Durian's "sweet perfume & decay" odour, as a dry aged steak which was aged more than 28 days, is not for everyone.

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    C (Sophronitis) cernua roots grew easily through the Cobra. Photo shows a back view of the "old fashioned" mounting cage. C cernua grows on it for approximately 3 - 4 years. New model is on the right of the photo. All mounting cages are open at the top to allow media replacement. Protruding part of the gutter guard at the back side of the new model helps to hung it on and take it of the mounting wall.
     
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  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Alexey, you just answered all of my questions. Very ingenious.
     
  10. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    interesting and nice flowers!
     
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    Love the basket, I think I may make a few for myself!
     
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    Nice plant too!