D. cucumerinum

Cyanea(z11 HI)September 12, 2012

Dendrobium/Dockrilla cucumerinum.

Bloomed in July.

Pretty easy to grow here in Hawaii (tolerates neglect).

I was pretty stoked to see this one flowering.

Even when not in flower this orchid is a true beauty.

Not a spectacular display like those that come up with a Google image search of this species, but it's something nonetheless.

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Congratulations! Not often seen in collections in Australia. Reputed to be difficult but i suspect too much TLC is the problem.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 3:09PM
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Cyanea(z11 HI)

Thanks. I expected this plant to be difficult. It's interesting how it could be difficult to grow in its native land. Then again - the plants native to Hawaii are often much more difficult to grow than introduced plants. I give this plant no TLC. I've learned not to keep orchids that require any TLC and lucky for me, this little beauty is not one of them.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 3:39PM
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