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Dendrobium affine alba and red centre. Dendrobium foelochei.
Dend bigibbum superbum alba x alba. Photo right
Spathoglottis kimballiana 4N (var angustifolia x BP).
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Dendrobium affine alba and red centre. Two sib cosses of affine ( dicuphum) one pure white x white , the other white with dark red centre selfed.
Dendrobium foelochei. The Northern Territory form of Dend canaliculatum, White to pale brown tipped yellow flowers, yellow and purple marked labellum
Dend bigibbum superbum alba x alba. Pure white Cooktown
orchid. Sib cross two well shaped clones.
Dendrobium nindii (tofftii,ionoglossum). Ceretobe.Large off white fls with purple horns, lip veined purple
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Flowering, near flowering size
Fl/size Mexico Tall spikes of 3cm dark choc purple, dark purple lip,
stuartiana Near flowering size Philippines Panicle white fls, lateral sepals marbled redbrown. +
Seedlings; advanced 3" 80mm pot size
grandiflora Fls to 5cm, green, spurred, on long wiry spike.
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Spathoglottis plicata "Rhodobracteosum". Deep dark red magenta flowers. Note the large redmagenta flower bracts Photo right colour is actually darker
Madagascar Small grower, fls to 7 cm, green to tan, lip large dark green.
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In the wild, the growing seasons are governed by the climate. Species such as the softcane Dendrobiums, the Catasetum tribe, deciduous Calanthes and many terrestrials go dormant in response to the cold or dry seasons.Some Australian terrestrials go dormant during the hot dry summer.
In the Nursery, a seperate bench has the overhead sprinkler water turned off about the first June and turned on again late August, give or take some for early or late winters.
Water is only applied to keep plants just damp, plants are not dried out hard, especially the phalaenanthe Dendrobiums which will hold some leaves. Plants on this bench will receive any winter rain.
The deciduous species are ideal plants to grow in any climate, as they grow in your warm summer and can even be removed from the orchid house in winter. In Spring, plants can be repotted into fresh media and as the new growths develop, liberal water and fertiliser will produce strong plants.
Many other species will also benefit from a somewhat drier rest when not in active growth. Keep the media just damp, and apply water and fertiliser with the new growths. Blood and bone is the fertiliser of choice for the deciduous species as it can be applied lightly and often. Nervilias, Habenarias and Eulophias are best repotted just before new growth starts, to avoid damage to the new shoots.
The terrestrials like Pterostylis that are dormant in the hot dry season should be also keep just damp and not allowed to dry out hard. Photos above Dendrobium parishii and Dendrobium rhodopterygium semialba.
Text & photo Ian Walters. May be reproduced provided source acknowledged.
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Two Scots, Archie and Jock, are sitting in the
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