Spathoglottis plicata bicolor x Spathoglottis sulawesiense
Dendrobium laminatum Spath affinis4N x plicata "magenta" Aerides maculosum
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Spathoglottis vanoverburghii. Philippines.Dwarf species, bright yellow flowers
Dendrobium laminatum. Philippines. Unusual flattened pseudobulbs, yellow and red flowers.
Spathoglottis affinis4N x Spath plicata redmagenta. Bright yellow x a red magenta form of plicata. Expect red flowers.
Aerides maculosum India Similar to A.krabiense, larger plant, longer spikes, pale sparkling pink fls, fragrant.
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A number plants have developed into specimens and are offered at reduced prices.
Click on Bargain Buys to view descriptions and photos Asco curvifolium, Aerides krabiense Bulb vaginatum Bulb baileyii Catasetum integerinum Dendrochilum cobbianum "Gold Chain" Dendrochilum convollarieforme Dendrochilum magnum Dendrochilum wenzellii Trichoglottis brachiata Trichoglottis latisepala
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Brassia giroudianaPhoto left Huge green & yellow huge spider flowers
Catasetum laminatum x pileatum red Fantastic Trigger orchid
Cattleya jenmannii "climio x Mosca"Large rose pink fls, lip darker, marked yellow.
Coryanthes alborosea "alba" Bucket Orchid white,labellum flushed yellow
Dendrobium smilleae Nth Queensland Bottle Brush green flowers tipped pink purple
Eulophiella roempleriana 10cm rose colour flowers. Madagascan species
Epidendrum porpax Exquisite minature
Oncidium leucochilum Green yellow sepals&petals, large white labellum
Phalaenopsis lobbii Minature, white, brown labellum lobes
Phalaenopsis gibbosa Minature, exquisite coloured flowers
Renanthera imshootiana Vermillion Red, branched panicle Photo right
Sarcochilus roseus. Australian native, Dark rose coloured fls, lip paler.
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Dendrochilums. There are about 150 different species of Dendrochilum, in 3 different sections. Most are botanical wonders, but a couple of dozen species are cultivated for their unique plants and flowers.
Photo left Dendrochilum formosanum. Pseudobulbous plants, they resemble small plants of Coelogyne, to which they are related and grow under similar conditions. Being mostly epiphytes and sometimes lithophytes, they require a growing medium which is well drained.
Small baskets are ideal, in which they will develop into large specimens. The general rule with these species is to disturb them as little as possible, merely pot on into a larger container, as the plant outgrows the old one.
Every grower probably has a different view on medias In the Nursery, the species are grown in pots of cross cut treefern, where the fibres are kept vertical to allow for good drainage.
Slotted pots or basket pots are used, well crocked for best drainage. Blood and bone as a fertiliser is excellent, sprinkled on top of the tree fern and flushed thru. Typical light as for Dendrobium species, short of leaf burn, tends to produce better flowering. Often mountain plants, they are however very adaptable to different climates, from the hot tropical North Queensland, down to intermediate and cooler conditions in the lower latitudes.
A slightly drier rest in winter after the new growths have matured is beneficial. Fertiliser should be applied after the flower spikes have appeared, to maximise growth but not at the expense of the flowering. They will take heavy fertilising, a liberal dose of fowl manure pellets or blood and bone to an 8 inch basket produces multiple new growths and large healthy bright green foliage.
worth cultivating, plants will quite quickly develop into specimens, the
more showy species putting up a fine display. The sometimes overpowering
fragrance of some species appeals to some growers, but species such as
Drochilum glumaceum (a delicate almost delicious sweet fragrance
of hay) and Dendrochilum filiforme (honey ?) are more appealing
and worth growing for the fragrance.
The sometimes overpowering fragrance of some species appeals to some growers, but species such as Drochilum glumaceum (a delicate almost delicious sweet fragrance of hay) and Dendrochilum filiforme (honey ?) are more appealing and worth growing for the fragrance.
Basics: small pot/basket, well drained media, do not disturb. Find a sunny spot in your orchid house and enjoy the happy growing. Photo left Dendrochilum convollarieforme. More photos at www.speciesorchids.com/photos.html
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Email to ianbpon(at)speciesorchids.com (Please substitute @ for (at) to avoid Spam) .for the latest list of seed available in packets enough to prepare 3 to 4 flasks. Cattleya, Coryanthes, Dendrobium, Oncidium, Laelia, Aerides with more added as harvested. All seed dated at collection, airmail post world wide and there is no restriction on orchid seed.
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