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Dendrobium hellwigianum

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by KellyW, Jun 12, 2012.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Is anyone growing this species in intermediate conditions? If you are, how is it going? I am interested in getting one but thinking it may require cooler conditions than I can provide.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm growing some at 56 minimum and it is doing fine. I prefer to mount it on cork or hardwood, but have grown divisions potted in moss and in bark.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Marni
     
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    I grow mine in power 5 orchiata with a top dress of classic 9 in a 3" clay pot. Temps between 55-100, under 55% shade cloth, watered/fertilized about every other day at 25-35 ppm N.
     
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    Welcome to OI. That's interesting. I was wondering if you top dress other plants with a finer grade bark as well.
     
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    Thank You Marni for the warm welcome!

    To answer your ?.... I do... Mainly reed stems and rupicolous laelia's, but some others aswell. Laelia's are top dressed over 3/4" crushed rock.