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Dockrillia teretifolia

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I started another thread about rooting this species, so thought I would post images as well. This is the blooming in 2004. It was difficult to photograph. I especially like the blue tarp in the background of the greenhouse shot (so tacky). It is in bud now, so will try again.
    dockrillia.teretifolia.2004.jpg dockrillia.teretifolia2.2004.jpg
     
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  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    holy shit.

    errr. I mean, thats ok I guess.
     
  3. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    That is by far the best plant I have ever seen out side of Australia.:clap:
     
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    Exactly.
    Is there a plant under all those flowers?;)
     
  5. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    WOW
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    That's fantastic! And look at all those litte lovelies in the background of the greenhouse shot.
     
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    Lika[Sweden] Svenska

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    Wow what an amazing plant. Very well grown, I'm impressed.
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you all for the comments. The plant grows squashed in a corner with bright light, but there isn't much bulk to the plant except when in bloom.

    Craig, what is considered the minimum night temperature for growers there? I could give this more room if I grow it colder (night) in the winter. It is currently about 10C minimum. Will it do well at 5.5C?
     
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    Rita-mo Just One More Please

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    All I can say is.... Spectacular!!!!
     
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    man oh days, Marni. That is fantastic.
     
  11. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    That's what I say!
     
  12. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Lovely!
     
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    Craig megalomaniac

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    Marni,
    5.5c easy, I grow under shade cloth and it can get down to -1 or -2 during winter. There are colonies around Sydney that grow in area's were they will get frost numerous times through out winter. They can be prolific in areas that are close to water courses (Casurina Swamp) These colonies are a magic sight in spring.
    These are a couple of in situ shots taken in 2007 about 30km from my place as the Crow Flies.
    platy & teret.jpg Dock teretifolia.jpg
     
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    Thanks, Craig. For the information and those fantastic in situ shots. I'm moving mine today so it has some room.
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Those in situ shots are wonderful.

    Marni, I had no idea that back wall was clear! :poke:
     
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    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    I love the fragrance on this one. Lovely photos and thanks for the tips, all. I need to move mine apparently!
     
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    That shot was before the 3rd greenhouse got built on the other side of the wall. It was also before I had a lot of algae!
     
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    Sorry to repost but I think this thread is a better one.

    Marni,

    I just purchased a flask of D. teretifolium from your ebay store, I am very pleased with the m. Just wondering about culture. I have them nestled in a 5 inch deep plastic container. It has a mix of med & small bark with a bit of sphag and some perlite. (A very light airy mix) They are exposed to bright shade and not too wet, on the dry side. They seem to be doing well so far.I am in Naples Fl. zone 10b. Very hot and humid this time of year daily rains etc.
    Do you think I am doing it right for them, keeping them on the drier side?
     
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    I try to keep humidity high when I first take seedlings out of flask and it seems that the weather is doing that for you. I would be a bit concerned about growing fresh seedlings in such a deep pot. I don't remember how long the roots were, but they may be reaching down quite far. I water my plant every day in the summer months (it has some natural moss on it, but it is dry by the next day. Around mid/late October I begin to less the watering. In the winter, I don't let it go completely dry for long periods, but mist it. Seedlings should not get a hard dry rest, but wait until the pot is light before watering again in the winter. Let them cool off in the winter as Australia can get cold and they tolerate it very well. I have mounted some seedlings of these right out of the flask and they have done well. Does that help? Ask if something isn't clear.