Dendrobium Dawn Maree

xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)May 21, 2008

A primary cross between cruentum and formosum, and my first nigrohirsute/formosae dendrobium to successfully rebloom (cheer)!


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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Very pretty! Is it fragrant?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 3:06PM
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picotee_sofl(Z10)

A very attractive flower. Congrats on the rebloom!

Marci

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 3:32PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks everyone :) Granniek - no fragrant I can detect yet but I'll keep sniffing :)

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 12:34AM
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jane__ny(9-10)

I love it. Where did you get it?

That is really pretty.

Jane

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 1:04AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Jane - I got it from a local vendor at our orchid show. But I know that H&R orchids from Hawaii sells a lot of formosae type dends (I just got a couple from them myself :))

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 4:56PM
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olyagrove(z9 Tampa, FL)

Lovely flower
Olya

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 8:21PM
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charlesb

Very nice.
Charles B.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 10:55PM
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jank(US10)

Nice!!!
Never tried a "hairy" one.
How different is the culture from non-hairy growers??
Jan

    Bookmark   May 23, 2008 at 11:53AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Hi Jan! I mainly only grow hairy ones, and I haven't had them that long so I don't have that many cultural tips, but thy seem to be pretty easy so far - I think they should be kept a little more moist during the growing season, and some benefit from a dry rest in winter.

Grannie - I detected a faint fragrance today - very refreshing and crisp.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2008 at 9:23PM
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whitecat8(z4 MN)

Calvin, nice plant and flowers. Congrats.

I've got the Den Green Lantern (Dawn Maree x cruentum). This is one time that the species look just as lovely as the hybrid.

Den Green Lantern -

Whitecat8

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 4:45AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

WC your green lantern is absolutely stunning! WOW! The texturing on the lip from the cruentum really becomes stronger compared to Dawn Maree - How do you grow yours?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 10:49AM
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whitecat8(z4 MN)

Calvin, thanks for the kind remarks.

As for growing, I haven't rebloomed it yet. In March, 2007, I bought it in bloom. During the summer, it was outside in E/SE light, cut 50% by the lathe house. Temps were MN summer temps, but I kept overhead rain off.

It's in medium bark w/ sphag on top to keep it from drying out too quickly. On 12/1/07, I stopped watering, resuming watering 2/2/08. Since it came inside last fall, it's been in the cooler living room, which had winter temps from 58-65F when the sun wasn't out (which was a lot); 58-75F when it was.

Very low humidity, E/SE light - double sliding glass doors, and 2 octopus lamps w/ 26W CFLs.

So far this spring, all it's done is drop a leaf and have 2 others turn brown at the tips.

How are you growing yours?

Whitecat8

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 2:54AM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

More orange and white. Can't beat it. Very nice.

Kevin

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 6:25AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

WC - Mine is in bark, and I've got it in full morning sun in a south facing window right now. It's potted in bark, and I'm watering once a week (I probably should water more but I don't go home often enough) and it's showing lots of active root growth although no new growths. I'm a little apprehensive about the winter rest, so it will definitely take some experimentation. Hope yours reblooms for you! Seeing those fat white buds swell and open up with such a magnificent splash color is a real treat.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 10:29AM
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whitecat8(z4 MN)

Calvin, thanks for sharing your conditions. I repotted mine last night, again in medium bark mix in a plastic pot that's small for the size of the plant. In the winter, the most light I can give it is E/SE w/ 26W CFLs.

For almost all the Dens that needed a winter rest, I cut off water during December and January. The Den unicum went longer because buds hadn't gotten large enough by February. Den moniliformes are on a different schedule altogether.

This was my first winter giving Dens a rest, although Cycs and Catasetae have been bone dry during earlier winters. I kept telling myself that watering the Dens would be going against nature.

If my Green Lantern doesn't bloom this year, then maybe next year. They do teach patience.

Whitecat8

    Bookmark   May 30, 2008 at 12:34AM
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