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Dendrobium pugioniforme (Dockrillia pugioniformis)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This doesn't bloom often for me but is always appreciated when it does.

    A flower in its natural position:
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    Up close:
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I found that it liked a very big day/night differential. It is a very nice species.
     
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    Lovely
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Nice species. Is it vine like?
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Marni.


    Darlene, it is pendulous. My plant has more root mass than foliage.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    What is winter lows for yours? Mine definitely isn’t getting a significant day/night temperatures.
     
  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Daniel, my winter lows are around 60F. On colder nights my low will get down to 55. During these cold gray days sometimes the daytime high will only be mid 60's but on a nice sunny day the greenhouse will get up to the mid 80's. So sometimes I will get a 25 degree diurnal range, other times less than 10 degrees.