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Dichaea glauca

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by MiKa, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    Dichaeas is one of my favourite genus and I grow about 10 different species of them. Dichaea glauca is one of the easiest of them. I grow it on the cooler side of intermediate with good air circulation and year round watering. Dichaeas in general hates to dry out completely, but D. glauca is one of the more drought tolerant one due to its more robust growth and thick roots.
    D. glauca is also one of the more light demanding species of Dichaea.
    D. glauca hails from Mexico and down south to Costa Rica and also some of the west Indian islands.

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  2. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    I love this - how large is the plant?
     
  3. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Beautiful plant, Mikael! I've long admired this genus but I think I'd rapidly kill one.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    it is beautiful sp with its 'blue' leaves
     
  5. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you all.

    Calvin - The leaf stems can reach a lenght of 60-70 cm ( ~2 feet). Mine has stems up to 55 cm.
     
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    nice
     
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    Pixietoe Active Member

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    Amazing!
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    That is lovely! Mine struggles with the heat here. :) You clearly have the culture figured out as your leaves and flowers look perfect.
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    What a lovely set of photos of a very worthy orchid.