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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Mar 19, 2009.
This is a very compact clone. I grow it cold in the winter and warm in the summer.
wonderfull, this is the tipe of plants that I cannot grow.
I dream a greenhouse for this!
Cool looking plant. Love the growth habit. And it flowers. I like it!
Very nice Marni
I grow this in the same space that I grow most spring blooming pleiones. It isn't a big plant, from top to bottom less than 12".
That's wonderful, Marni. But every time I look at the first picture, "compact" is not the first word that comes to mind...
I guess it is relative. Other clones with as many growths would be about 3 to 4 times as long.
Oh man...that' s great, Marni.
Nice one Marni, this species is very variable in their growing conditions in situ. They generally grow as lithophytes, locally in Sydney they tend to grow in very dark situations temps can range from -5c in winter to 48c in summer. The variety crysantha grows on the east coast (next to the ocean) of Tasmania on large granite outcrops in very exposed situations (full sun) this is the most southern lithophyte in Oz, the clumps of this form can be huge up to 2 to 3 ft across the diurnal range in temps for this form are no were near as extreme as the northern forms ranging from -2c to 33c the granite outcropping will have an effect on these temps as well. Your form is one thats has its northern limits in Sydney and travels south to just over the Victorian boarder. Here it grows on sandstone ridges at the base of overhangs again in shady situations. After rain these areas will remain damp for a couple of days, although it is not unusual for these areas to stay dry for long periods between showers, they are tough plants & well suited to the Australian environment.
Thanks, Craig. Where it grows, is there a seasonal dry or wet period? I've always grown this in fairly bright light, I may try a piece in a shadier location.
Nice Marni. I grow mine outside with the Laelias.
Our climate is very finicky generally wet summers and dry winters. The east coast of Australia has been in drought conditions for some 6 or 7 years this last 12 months have been back to more standard weather though.
Craig, does that apply to the habitat of D. teretifolia?
Marni, teretifolia tends to grow close to rivers, creeks etc local humidity in these areas is higher than where you would find striolatum. Light intensity is also stronger for teretifolia as these grow as an epiphyte. General temp is much the same. In reference to Mr M I believe LA temps are much the same as Sydney coastal (3c to 35c give or take). I'm not sure if there is any significant difference from LA to where Forrest lives though. So bush house conditions are more than adequate.
Wonderful plant and flowers!