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Dendrobium tobaense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by xmpraedicta, Aug 6, 2016.

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  1. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    My favourite dendrobium. I've been haunted by this plant since they first became available in the early 2000s. I remember hunting high and low for this species, only seeing glimpses of it in private collections or online. I finally got one for myself in 2010, but it languished with poor root growth and died. I heard similar stories from many other growers; this species was claimed to be one of the hardest nigro hirsute dendrobiums to grow.

    Clearly the seedling stock of this species has proven this wrong. This plaque mounted seedling I got from H&R has exploded with root growth and seems to tolerate very average care. I'm beside myself that I finally managed to get it to bloom.
     
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    Beautiful and well done:clap::clap:
     
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    Wonderful, Calvin. The roots are very impressive!
     
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    Just beautiful:clap:
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, what conditions are you giving this one? I'm particularly interested in temps long term as I've read differing opinions. LOC had a nice crop of them last time I was there, so I may need to bug them.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Hi Zach. It's in a tank with 70-90% RH about 1.5 feet from LED grow lights (moderate-bright in my conditions). Watered every other day in the summer, every 4-5 days in the winter. Temperature variation is moderate - probably about 17-22C range in winter, and 22-25C range with the occasional jump to 28C.