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dendrophylax lindenii

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by plantman05, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. plantman05

    plantman05 New Member

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    hello everyone. I never really grew an orchid (succesfully) before, and I really like dendrophylax lindenii. I know that it has a reputation of being very touchy and very hard to grow. is it true? which most extreme growing conditions can it tolerate? which are the perfect growing conditions? thanks.
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Plantman05, I suggest you use the search function for this species. It will bring up a number of post that may help you.
     
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    I agree with @KellyW there's so much information and experience out there that can't be put into one reply. Also I wouldn't try something you're likely to fail at without getting easier orchids' culture solid first. Try getting some more available plants and once you can grow them successfully move one, especially with something as expensive and hard to come by as ghost orchids you really want more experience to have a chance with them. And then really just do lots of research
     
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    in how much time do you think I'll be enough experienced to grow it? thanks for both your replies.
     
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    and if mot dendrophylax- can stanhopea be beginner friendly? and Stanhopea deltoidea is the cheapest I can find. how hard is it to grow?
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It isn't just time. I've been growing for 40 years and still can't grow Dendrophylax lindenii well. Part of it is learning what a particular orchid needs and creating that environment. Generally speaking, stanhopeas are going to be much easier to grow. They will also take very different conditions than D. lindenii. Where are you planning to grow your orchids? What is the temperature range where you will grow them? What is the lighting?

    The best way to have success with orchids is to determine your growing conditions and try something that likes what you can give it.
     
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    Echoing Marni, I have also been growing Orchids for 40 years and just tried a few Dendrophyllax seedlings a couple years ago. They are growing but no blooms yet.
     
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    I live in petah tikva israel. the growing conditions in the balcony are half shade. there is a vendor here. if required I'll grow it inside but I have no greanhouse . because I'll probably start with nepenthes too, so I'll buy a humidifier to provide humidity when it drops to less than 50. it drops to 50 and in rare cases to 20, when it's very hot. I'll try to post temperature range here.
     
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  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You don't give the day and night temperatures and that will affect what you can grow. Stanhopea would be a much better choice. I know there are people growing orchids in Israel. You should check and see if there is an orchid society that you could go to. That way, you can find out what others are doing well growing.
     
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    The folks I’ve met that grow D. lindenii best do so in very hot, very humid, stagnant air in bright sunlight, with frequent watering.

    Certainly not an orchid for a new grower, nor for a lot of experienced growers...
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some Dendrophylax are easier to grow than lindenii. I have grown and bloomed D. funalis. If you try a Stanhopea you will need a lot of room since they get large. Very fun to grow and bloom, though.
     
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    I believe since israel is in a mediterranean climate it would be very difficult and definitely not for a beginner. Again with what Ray said, D. lindenii is one of the more notoriously hard species and the only place i know of where a number people have grown them successfully and relatively easy is in south florida.
     
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    Why not try an Angraecum or Aerangis? They are distantly related to dendrophylax and have some similarities in flower shape. Angraecum didieri is fairly hardy and easy to find online.
     
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    I actually went to the direction of angraecums, really love them either. those I can get are sesquipedale, comorense and eburneum. my balcony is east facing, protected from winds by 3 walls. it's half shade here. regarding these conditions and the climate here, which if these will grow the best here? thank you.
     
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    didieri is not currently available here although I like it, and I prefer buying locally.
     
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    aerangis biloba and articularia are available too and are cool, but I prefer angraecums
     
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    what about dendrophylax fawcettii?
     
  20. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have only grown funalis.
     
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