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Dendrobium tobaense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Number7, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Number7

    Number7 New Member

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    Finally the first flowers of my Dendrobium tobaense.
    I bought it 11/2015 as „near“ flowering, but it took some time to get it there.
    Now is‘s growing better.

    Flower size is 9.5 x 7.5 cm.


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  2. rico

    rico Active Member

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    Nice flowers! I frequently have the same problem you've had; plants that should flower never do :confused::p
     
  3. sam1147

    sam1147 sam1147

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    Very nice
     
  4. Number7

    Number7 New Member

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    Well it‘s strongly depending what is sold as „near flowering size“, often the nursery is very optimistic.:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lots of great growth on it.
     
  6. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Fabulous - looking really good. What are you growing it in?
     
  7. Number7

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    Thank you.

    I grow in sphagnum since my conservatoy is getting hot and dry in the summer and I‘ a bit lazy with watering in general.
    In winter I let it get a bit dry, but not totally.

    Sphagnum works good for most of my orchids.
     
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  8. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    A fascinating flower. I would guess the pollinator is a pretty impressive, hefty insect if it needs as a landing strip that lip appendage.