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Dendrobium gnomus

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Aug 7, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A small stature plant that I am growing it mounted, intermediate with moderately bright light.






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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Marni. After 12 years of growing orchids the diminutive Dendrobium species are still my favorites.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Lovely
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    This species is showcased nicely by your photos.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for bumping this one up Jacob! I missed it the first time, but it is very nice.
     
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    I know this is an old thread, but I just got a plant from Andy's and wonder if it can be grown under the same conditions as cuthbertsonii. He lists it as a warm grower, but I know that it comes from mountainous rainforests of Vanuatu. I googled and found that their year round temperatures are pretty stable between 65-75 F. My temperatures are 55-80. Can anybody share their thoughts?
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I have the species that Andy sells as gnomus in my cool greenhouse where I grow cuthbertsonii. I grow it in a higher spot in the greenhouse, but not that much different temperatures than for cuthbertsonii. I've had it for a few years; it grows and blooms for me, but probably a bit slower than if it was grown warmer.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm growing it in my intermediate house (56 to 80F) and it has grown well and bloomed nicely the last few years. I may have to try it in my warm house.
     
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    Thank you, guys. I think it should grow well then under my conditions.
    Marni, and William, does it bloom once or twice a year for both of you? Are the flowers long lasting?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Once a year for me and the flowers do last a long time.
     
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    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Marni,
    Do you give this one any dry rest? I've had my plant for two years and it bloomed wonderfully the first year when I got it. Last year it didn't and I wonder if it is because I grew it as moist as cuthbertsonii.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've never given it a dry rest. I do find that it is an irregular bloomer. You might check Baker's book on Dendrobium to see the climate charts.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    I have to agree.
     
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