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Dockrillia cucumerina (Dendrobium cucumerinum)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Foozil, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Foozil

    Foozil Active Member

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    A cool species from Eastern Australia.
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Love it.
    I grow a number of Dockrillia but I haven't found the right conditions for this one. Mine is currently down to one leaf. How would you compare it's culture to D. prenticei / lichenastrum, toressea or teretifolium for example.
     
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    I don't grow this species well, but I keep it pretty much the same as those species, although maybe a bit drier. High light, lots of water during summer/active growth, less in the cooler months. Sorry I couldn't help more. It seems to be one of those species a lot of people have trouble with, but then again I have seen people grow it well just outside on trees.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Foozil. I may need to start over with another healthy plant.
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Cute plant. Got one over a decade ago. Did well for years, but lost it during my "time of neglect" some years back.
     
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