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Dendrophylax (Polyradicion) lindenii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by MiKa, Dec 3, 2014.

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  1. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    This years bloom.

    Its the third year in a row that this flowers for me. And always the same time of year.
    The last two years it has produced 2 buds but only one of the go through. I can imagine it is because of my northern location.
    I estimate the total root length of this plant to 10-12 meters now.

    I grow this in my intermediate/cool greenhouse. Its situated in a corner where it recieves a undirect airflow and high humidity. It has been growing on the same long piece of EpiWeb the last 7 years. It get watered 3 times a week during winter and every two days in summer.

    For additional pictures and more se this thread; https://www.orchidsforum.com/threads/dendrophylax-polyradicion-lindenii.9765/

    Please enjoy this majestic orchid. =)
     
  2. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful! I didn't know that you can grow it at such low temperature. I thought I killed mine from low temp, but your example shows that it is not the case. You mentioned medium light. Is it like Cattleya level?
     
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    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
  4. chrismende

    chrismende Waaaay too many! Supporting Member

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    Lovely photograph of a lovely flower! How wonderful that it blooms for you under cooler conditions than most of us assume are needed.
     
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    chrismende Waaaay too many! Supporting Member

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    An addendum: my plant is now in half-grown spike and is carrying a pod as well. It is obviously a source of great interest in my collection!
     
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    Well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Once again, your growing skills are great, Mikael.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats!
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Stunning and impressive. Thanks!
     
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    I hope one day to see one of these in the wild, but for now I enjoy seeing yours "in captivity"! Well grown; thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thank you all for the nice comments =)

    I would call it Phalaenopsis light levels during 8 months of the year. In summer it gets what you could call low Cattleya levels of light.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the info!
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Outstanding!
     
  14. DeafOrchidLover

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    I would love to have one but heard it's very difficult to raise ghost orchid even thou I am in Florida. It's very beautiful ghost orchid flower... Wow!
     
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    great 10-12 cm roots? not 12m hey? ;-)
     
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    Wow, it's so lovely and elegant!! I'd love to see one in real life!