first ever orchid

terrycinor(7)November 20, 2008

I posted a question about the kind of orchid this is on the discussion forum.

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Your orchid is a so-called Phal. Type Dendrobium. The name comes from the species Dendrobium phalaenopsis which is one of the ancestors.
As for cultivation it needs warmth, moderate humidity and good light throughout the year to grow and Flower. Find some complete culture notes on the net that relate to where you live in the United States via Google. Put in Dendrobium, culture or Dendrobium, growing. You may find some culture for nobile type Dens, ignore those as the conditions required especially in winter are very different.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 11:20PM
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terrycinor(7)

Thanks for the help, the growth habit and flower shape just did not look like a phal it did seem to match a dendro I'm glad I guessed right.

Here is a link that might be useful: my flower

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 11:55AM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Beautiful color. Great first orchid!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 10:01AM
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