Dendrobium delacourii

birding_nut(6)July 13, 2011

This is Dendrobium delacourii, a miniature orchid native to Vietnam. I purchased the plant last year and it flowered very well this year with five spikes. Unlike many other Dendrobiums, this one flowers on half grown new growths in the spring/early summer. I give it a semi-winter rest reducing watering from every other day in summer to about once every 2 weeks in winter. Grown in a west window in my home with summer highs near 85 and winter lows near 59. It is not fragrant but the flowers are long-lived. I really like the fimbriations on the lips.

BN

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sambac(z10fl)

Wow, what a show!!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 6:15AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Lovely, healthy and showy.
How about a closer look at the interesting bloom?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 7:37AM
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shirley-z-8-tx

Different! I really like it. Does it always have so many blossoms?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 3:34PM
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birding_nut(6)

Inga - I will try to get a closer up zoom of the flowers but my camera isn't good at that.

Shirley - This is the best it has bloomed. Last year, after I got it, it only had 2 spikes even though it had 6 new growths. This year it bloomed much better with a spike on 5 of the 6 new growths. One source I read said it has max of 6 flowers per spike...one spike has 9 flowers so I am quite pleased!

BN

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 12:31AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Your certainly doing something right.
Good for you.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 8:17AM
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