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Dendrochilum arachnites

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is from the Philippines and comes from a wide range of elevations. I grow it both intermediate and cool. The flowers are about 1" wide.
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  2. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Very, very nice, Marni! I want to try a Dendrochilum sometime soon. Can you recommend one that's small, tolerant of low humidity, and pleasantly fragrant?

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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nat, most of those I grow are intermediate to cool. Also, I've been told that most of the minis are usually cooler growing. Pleasant fragrance cuts the list way down since many of them are not particularly pleasant. That said, I would suggest Drch. parvulum. It has a nice fragrance and is about 3" tall. I don't think it needs very high humidity.
     
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    Thanks Marni! Your parvulum is pretty great, I'll look around for one. Cool-growing is tough for me but I can handle most IC species I've tried so far.

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    This does fine with 56F night which is my warmest condition. Let us know how it goes>
     
  6. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Oh wow! :clap: