Den. Susan Takakasi

shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10bAugust 13, 2014

Seem to do well in the heat...

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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Love that colour. Nice.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 7:51AM
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orchidnick

These plants don't like Southern California. They do real well in Hawaii and Florida but I see them only rarely at the show and brag plant tables at orchid society meetings. I have a couple that are alive and occasionally bloom but not nearly as well as they should.

Nick

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 10:20AM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

This type of dendrobium does grow easy here. But this type is the favorite of spider mites and other nasties. So the challenge here is to provide lots of inspections. I guess this kind needs high humidity.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 10:54AM
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orchidnick

And high humidity is something we don't have. Thanks God!!!! I spent a week once on a sail boat scuba diving off the coast of Florida in the Caribbean. I thought the humidity was going to kill me. The only way to escape it was to go under water. Nothing wrong with it, it's just what you are used to. I'm used to the dry desert air of SOCAL which the hard cane Dendrobiums don't like.

Now my cold greenhouse is very humid but they don't like that either, too cold for them. In Hawaii they grow like weeds, the hotel lobbies are overflowing with them.

Nick

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 12:08PM
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vivekpatel

looks stunning!!! color was awesome.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 12:37PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

Will the humidity of Florida be OK for the Aussie Dens that you grow in California?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 1:53PM
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orchidnick

I think they are made of granite and will grow in your toilet. I have seen sizable specimen in San Francisco which is humid and cool, not really to their liking.

Nick

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 2:30PM
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