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Dendrobium singkawangense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A nigrohirsute Dendrobium from Borneo. The flowers are 2" wide and have been open for 3 - 4 weeks and still look fresh. The plant is 18" tall (so far).
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Wonderful - I love these. Not a commonly seen nigro-hirsute - is this one easy to grow? I struggle with tobaense, cruentum and suzukii for some reason, although some others like draconis, dearii and chrystianum seem to grow okay.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am growing in potted in fine bark mix in a net pot in my intermediate house. It has been trouble free. IOSPE recommends a dry winter, but I haven't done it. there are a few of the nigrohirsute that give me trouble too, not this one.
     
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    Love that orange!
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Does it have a pleasant fragrance Marni?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can't tell if there is a slight smell or it is just my imagination. Maybe at another time of day I'll check again.

    1 hour later, there is a fragrance. A bit like fruit candy.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Marni - I've recently seen this species offered for sale, and I wonder if your plant is actually dendrobium vogelsangii
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, I think you are probably right. I am not sure if I still have the plant and may have to go hunting for it. So one more little Post-It note gets stuck to the perimeter of my monitor.