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Small Dendrobium species

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Boytjie, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I've become a little obsessed with Dendrobium species over the last year, and am looking for small-ish species that will do well in I/W conditions under T5 lights. I've had great success with the dozen or so I've got. If anybody has divisions of any suitable species they'd be interested in parting with, sale/trade/whatever, I'd appreciate a message! Also interested in others' recommendations for species to try. Thanks! -Stephen
     
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    Dendrobium pachyphyllum and D. oligophyllum.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Dale. Pachyphyllum is on the list. I already have oligophyllum. Here's what I have now:

    oligophyllum
    unicum
    trantuanii
    delacourii type
    peguanum
    chrystyanum
    chrysotoxum
    lichenastrum
    trigonopus
    violaceum
    jenkinsii
    holcoglossum
    lawesii
    atroviolaceum 'pygmy' (now normanbyense)
    aberrans
    dichaeoides
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't grow under lights so I can't speak to that but they are small and fit your temp requirements.
    Dendrobium loddigesii - blooms when small but will creep into a large plant if you let it.
    Dockrillia rigida (Dendrobium rigidum) - I like it for the plant. Blooms would be similar to your D. lichenastrum
     
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    Den. parishii does well IW, growths get bigger than loddigesii but it has a clumping habit so it'll stay in a small pot for years.

    Den. canaliculatum likes warm temps and stays small; don't know how it would do under lights, though.

    Is laevifolium a warm grower? I saw a bunch of nice FBS at Parkside last year; half were pale peachy color and half an intense fuchsia. I kind of wish I had gotten one of the fuchsia ones.
     
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    Den. carronii is a small spatulatum section that H&R has offered in the past. They have also offered laevifolium in the past; they grow at sea level on Oahu. They have several other small species on their new spring list.
     
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    A few more:
    capituliflorum
    bracteosum
    anceps-I have a division of this if you want it
    wassellii
     
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    Dendrobium toressae
     
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    Nope! but it should do okay on the warm side of intermediate condition. A good substitute for the cool growing cuthbertsonii.
    PS. I grow mine on the cool side of intermediate
     
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    Thanks Tom! I'll have to give it a try sometime.
     
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    I've killed two of them - one of the few orchids that I've found I really can't seem to grow for some reason. But maybe I'll try my hand at killing another one. :p
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You do need to let it dry out slightly between waterings, especially in winter.