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Dendrobium igneoniveum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by xmpraedicta, May 2, 2021 at 9:56 PM.

  1. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Originally purchased as a seedling from popow 3 years ago as Dendrobium tobaense. A little disappointed but it’s still a fabulous rare species that I’ve always wanted, so I’m not too sad. I originally saw Marni’s plant on here several years ago and fell in love with this species. It’s lovely to behold in person.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can't imagine why you would be even a little disappointed. It is wonderful and so beautifully photographed. How are you growing it?
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Thanks Marni! I think I was just so excited to see tobaense that I wasn't ready to have something different, but I'm definitely very grateful and appreciative of this plant.

    I spent 3 years treating it the way I imagined Dendrobium tobaense would want to be treated. I looked up the climate data of Parapat, a town on Lake Toba, and tried to replicate it as best as I could: somewhat warm-intermediate temperatures of 17-22 (60-70), bright southern light behind a screen, with relatively constant moisture only allowing a day (maximum two) between drying out. It's in a mix of coconut, bark, sphagnum and perlite. It's filled the pot with roots, so it dries quite quickly, which lets me regulate watering pretty easily.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, I've lost mine in the last few years troubles. But I'm ready to take some out of flask and give it another try. Thanks!

    And is that chunk coconut or fiber in the fix?
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    It’s the chunky stuff that I think a lot of people don’t like because it’s supposedly salty or needs lots of rinsing. I don’t use tons of it, maybe just 20% of the mix to increase water holding capacity while the bark settles in. It’s likely mostly gone by now after 3 years.
     
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    This is gorgeous!
     
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    Absolutely stunning! Beautifully grown, thanks for sharing! @Marni I sent you an email regarding this species ;)
     
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