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Dendrobiums from grocery store

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Chalti, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. Chalti

    Chalti New Member

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    Hi! Got two plants today from the most remote corner of the plant section of local grocery store. They have tag as Dendrobium, so af least it is a start. Even though the exact tag would be nice, I am more interested in identification in relation to care for these orchids. So far I have only D. bigibum, but I am not sure these require the same care.. So please help out :)
     

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  2. The Orchidomaniac

    The Orchidomaniac Orchid Nerd

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    It is worse than a start
    Those are Epidendrums, not Dendrobiums. They definitely have some E. radicans in them. I never find anything other than Phals, Zygos, and Oncidiums in stores.
     
  3. Chalti

    Chalti New Member

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    haha, wonderful i also thought that stem looks not very Dendrobium-ish

    I lately find all kinds of orchids in that store, I wonder where they get them from... my catch so far is: two miltoniopsis with tags Miltonia, some kind of zygopetalum, Cambria odontoglossum (that's the tag) with red dying flowers that smell like gouache, d. bigibum.... each for 6 eur / 7$
     
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    Hey...
    I have epidendrum too. Here is mine
     

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  5. The Orchidomaniac

    The Orchidomaniac Orchid Nerd

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    My guess is that your Dendrobium is not D. bigibbum but rather a phalaenopsis-type Dendrobium hybrid. Stores nearly never sell species. Still, all the plants here are $15+
     
  6. Chalti

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    yes, maybe. Looks more like one of Sa-nook Dendrobiums, actually... I just like to think it is that
     

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    hi! Beautiful plants! I haven't had any until now, time to read....
     
  8. The Orchidomaniac

    The Orchidomaniac Orchid Nerd

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    I'm pretty sure D. bigibbum has red or pink flowers... Definitely a hybrid. You should try purchasing a real one. I think Andy has some.
     
  9. Chalti

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    I am placed in Denmark, so buying any plants from outside of EU zone is one big headache... But we have good nurseries in Germany, Nederlands and Belgium, so I think it is possible to find it :)
     
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    Is Hans Christiansen still selling plants? I used to buy from him when I lived in Sweden some 20 years ago.
     
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    yes, he is :) he is actually the only one in Denmark with a garden center with a big selection of orchids, I have bought from him a couple of times now, and I always get a nice little bonus orchid :)
     
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