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Dendrobium hercoglossum

Posted by aachenelf z5 Mpls, MN (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 14, 09 at 15:19

Native to Thailand, Burma and Malaysia. 1 1/4 inch flowers on a very sprawling plant. Even though this plant is huge in comparison to what I normally grow, its almost vine-like growth habit is kind of easy to weave amongst the other plants. I grew this one in a south window over the winter without any additional CFL and this is probably the best flowering Ive ever had well over 100 flowers.

Dendrobium hercoglossum

Dendrobium hercoglossum

Kevin


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RE: Dendrobium hercoglossum

Wow, what a beauty! Can you show us the whole plant?

Carol


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RE: Dendrobium hercoglossum

Kevin, that is a beauty! So much trouble with mine down here, ? too warm.
Guess what- my Dend lodigessi decided to bloom after I showed them your(dend lod)pics...
Kinda has an aduncum look to it, but I believe aduncum has longer pbs!


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amazing show of blooms - these are always so impressive. How long do you find the flowers last


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Great growing. I'd like to see the whole plant too. I don't mind sprawling!


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RE: Dendrobium hercoglossum

Well, I'm really terrible at taking shots of big plants, so I can't show the whole thing, but here's a larger section.

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sambac - It really does have an aduncum look to it, but there are some differences in the flower shape. These pbs aren't short by any means. Some of mine are over 18 inches long, but it kind of looks like aduncum might be longer. I almost killed this one a couple of years ago. While outside the drainage hole got plugged and the pot filled with water for a long time before I noticed. Almost all the roots rotted, but it did come back.

Calvin - the flowers last over 2 weeks, but not all of them develop at the same time. Some are still emerging. I've also found this one to bloom on and off all summer.


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I love it thanks for posting the plant shot - in nature are the canes of these pendant? I need to get one of these, I think


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RE: Dendrobium hercoglossum

C - Yes, I'm sure they are. I have mine growing through one of those clip-on pot hoops. It helps keep everything a bit more contained.


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Thanks for posting more of the plant, Kevin. It looks very happy, good rescue.

Carol


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