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Dendrobium pentapterum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Josh H, Sep 2, 2016.

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  1. Josh H

    Josh H Member

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    Dendrobium pentapterum, which I purchased earlier this Spring from Darrin Norton of Mountain Orchids. The flowers hide within the foliage and are a bit challenging to photograph well, but they come in profusion even on a small plant. The bright orange lip takes a little time to develop its intense color after the flowers open. It is reportedly among the easiest of the Oxyglossum species to cultivate, and my experience has confirmed that it is a very vigorous plant in the conditions I provide. It receives a little less light than I provide for my D. cuthbertsonii species/hybrids and although I do not have a light meter, I would qualify it as Dracula/Masdevallia level light. Temps are in the cool-intermediate range.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is a great species and you have done well with it.
     
  3. sam1147

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    Beautiful