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Some type of Dendrobium?

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Natattack207, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Natattack207

    Natattack207 New Member

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    I recently acquired this plant from a friend's grandma, who told me it was "something like an orchid". She says it flowers from time to time and described something like it growing a flower spike whenever it blooms.
    I have a suspicion it is a dendrobium, as I've seen some pictures that look similar but I'm not 100 percent. She had it in dirt, and it seemed to be doing fine, which is another reason I'm not sure what it is.
    If it is an orchid, I'd like to plant it in the right media and treat it correctly, so any help is appreciated!
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Redding, California, USA
    This looks like one of the "reedstem" Epidendrums. There are a number of Epidendrum species and hybrids that take this tall form. They are frequently used as landscape plants in warm, moist areas so growing in soil is not too surprising but probably not optimum (although I don't grow them so can't say for sure). Do a Google search for 'reedstem Epidendrum' and you should get lots of images.
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