Orchid Q&A

* Air Conditioning
* Ansellia africana
* Aquarium Water
* Brassavola Care
* Black Growths
* Brassavola Care
* Calanthe Culture
* Catts in Hawaii
* Change of Environment
* Cymbidiella rhodocheila
* Culture of Alba Orchids
* Dehydration
* Dendrobium Care
* Dendrobium Repotting
* Dendrochilum magnum
* Dormancy
* Dry Conditions
* Epsom Salts
* Eulophia species
* Fertilizer Injector Dosage
* Flowering Vanilla
* Habenaria rhodocheila
* Holcoglossum kimballiana
* Inobulbum munificum
* Jewel Orchids
* Judging Orchids
* Leaf Color
* Leaf Residue
*
Leaftip Burn
* Liparis viridiflora



Q.

Dendrobium Care
Please tell me how to grow Dendrobium spectabile and Dendrobium eximium. All I was told is that they come from an area where there is lots of rainfall. — Jose Bona

 

A.

Charles and Margaret Baker, in their book Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium, indicate that both of these plants would grow well in rather high light in intermediate to warm conditions (mid 80s during the day with a 10- to 20º F drop at night). Moisture is consistent throughout the year, with some dryness in winter months, though the humidity remains high. The Bakers' information indicates that while Den. eximium will flower easily and young, Den. spectabile is more difficult to flower in temperate areas, because it requires a slightly cooler and drier rest, as well as needing to be a fairly large plant. — Ned Nash

Dendrobium spectabile 'Bunny', HCC/AOS
Exhibitor, Leon Rademacher. Photo by Karl Siegler




Orchid Q&A

* Masdevallia coccinea
* Mastering Miltonias
* Maxillaria sophronitis
* Mealybug Infestation
* Meristemming Monopodials
* Missing Pollen
* Night Length
* Night Lights
* No Flowers
* Non-flowering Doritaenopsis
* Oncostele Wildcat
* Oncidium Sharry Baby
* Orchid Honeydew
* Paphinia herrerae
* Paphiopedilum armeniacum
* Paphiopedilum delenatii
*
Phaius Culture
* Phalaenopsis Problem
*
Phalaenopsis Spiking
* Plant Sitter
* Rainwater Collection
* Redwood Bark
* Re-rooting Plants
* Spotted Oncidum Leaves
*
Sticking Flowers
* Storing Pollen
*
The Larger the Better
* Vanda Keiki
* Virus Question