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Dendrobium illusion (Red)

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Chris.c147, Jun 4, 2016.

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  1. Chris.c147

    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    One of the most recent additions to my cool growing collection. I was given 12 plants by a friend of mine who said he was slowly killing them. I also got some Den. laevifolium alba and a Den. cuthbertsonii outcross from Marni that is in bud.

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    Kev the Scot and jai like this.
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice flowers.
    BTW, I am able to grow laevifolium in intermediate-warm conditions but have killed 2 cuthbertsonii and never a flower. If you ever come across a peach colored laevifolium I am interested.

    Happy to see that you are able to post photos again.
     
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    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    cuthbertsonii itself needs pretty cool temps which works perfectly for me since I grow in the basement in tanks. Den. illusion is said to be easier growing since it is a cross with lawesii.

    Den. laevifolium alba has peachy colored flowers. I have a couple of them, but they are not in good shape. I'm hoping that I can save them and bring them back to life.

    As far as pictures go, I can't upload using the upload a file button, I found out yesterday that I have to save the photo to my desktop then drag it to where you type.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I haven't heard back from Brent so he may be on vacation or ......
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    How I wish I could grow laevifolium. I have a handful of Aussie Hilo thankfully to satiate that wish.