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Dendrobium vexillarius 2 clones

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jun 20, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have a mixed track record with this species. They do well for awhile and then they go downhill. These are making yet another comeback, but even when the plants aren't at their best, the flowers are fabulous.
    d.vex.mic.mtor4:95.jpg d.vex.mic.a2.jpg d.vex.mic.a.jpg
     
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    Those colours are fabulous together. Mother Nature should design wallpaper.
     
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    Damn, that's fantastic!!!! What are its growing conditions, Marni? *Alexis crosses her fingers in anticipation of the answer*
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great species, Marni!

    Alexis, please let me know if you find a source in U.S. I could have one of those last year but that guy asked way too much.
     
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    Lika[Sweden] Svenska

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    my, my, looking good. Mikael is green with envy right now...
     
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    Marni, those are just fantastic!
    Peter.
     
  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Now, Alexis, you know that Marni grows intermediate to cool. And many things cold. She does have EXCELLLENT Dendrobium-Fu.....
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I really like that....thanks for sharing with us
     
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    I know Karen, but a girl can dream, can't she? *sigh.* But I already know the answer to my own question, since I looked it up. I don't have a prayer of growing this one outside.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Glad you like it. did I mention that the flowers are very long lasting?

    Alexis, I think you would have a hard time with this one. Have you grown D. prasinum or D pentapterum? They aren't orange, but they are related and much less demanding. I don't do well with D prasinum because it needs more heat. As a matter of fact, I've decided to try crossing vexillarius with pentapterum to see if I can get an easier plant with a bit of orange. I've also made an outcross with these two. I've never gotten seed, but Dale has in the past so I know it is possible, so wish me luck.

    Linda, Even if Mikael doesn't post here, I'm glad he takes a peek now and again. I hear he has great plants too.

    Eliana, I've been told that these are var. microblepherum. There are other color forms and each one seems to have its own name. Kind of reminds me of Laelia purpurata. I've been wondering if I cross two varieties, is it still "pure"? Is it a faux hybrid? I have var albiviride (green and white) also in bloom.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Marni. I will check out the species you mentinoned.