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Epigeneium (Dendrobium) fargesii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Roberta, Jun 9, 2023.

  1. Roberta

    Roberta Active Member

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    This is a beautiful species that doesn't get seen very often. The buds (and backs of the flowers) are striped in sort of a marbled pattern. The more usual form (red and white) plant outgrew its mount so I just attached the whole thing to a larger mount. It has bloomed consistently for me, this year is the best ever. 5 or 6 flowers open at the same time, there are still 2 buds to open. I also acquired another plant, from Hengduan Mountain Laboratories, Yunnan, China, a few years ago, this year bloomed for the first time, a different color form.. sort of mahogany brown with yellow stripes, still looking like marble.(Last 2 photos) I grow this outside, coastal southern California. Rather shady. It gets winter lows to about 40 deg F (4 deg C) or occasionally a bit lower, summer highs usually 85-90 deg F (29-32 deg C) or occaionally a bit higher. Summer nights typically around 68-70 deg F (20-21 deg C)


    Epigeneium fargesii 4.jpg Epigeneium fargesii 1.jpg Epigeneium fargesii 2.jpg Epigeneium fargesii Yunnan 1.jpg Epigeneium fargesii Yunnan 2.jpg
     
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice looking plants and a nice blooming! That 3rd image makes me think of raspberry swirl ice cream.
     
  3. Roberta

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    Thanks! Now I'm hungry...;)
     
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  4. Arne

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    What are charming plant. I wish I could grow my plants outdoors the whole year.
     
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    WOW! The 'marbling' effect is amazing. Beautiful flowers and plant!