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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2017 8:04 AM CST

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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in January 2017 Happy New Year!! 🍾" in Orchids forum

January came and went and we are already looking at February!
Let's get started Smiling
My Laelia anceps is now pretty much open and imparts a nice Anise scent.

Caulaelia Mizoguchi 'Princess Kiko' opens 3 spikes

Cattleya Love Knot usually hangs directly in the ceiling for maximum light

and there are Dendrochilum bicallosum

and the very strongly scented Dendrochilum glumaceum. This one knocks you over with a top note of Anise with a touch of Vanilla thrown in. I don't know who ever gave it the description "hay scented", they surely haven't smelled it.


Please all join in and have fun!
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Feb 1, 2017 8:13 AM CST
Beautiful! I'll have to get pix of mine...........maybe today. LOL
Name: James
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
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JamesAcclaims
Feb 1, 2017 8:16 AM CST
Beautiful! I love the 'Princess Kiko'.

If you don't mind me asking, what is this hanging behind your Cattleya 'Love Knot'?
I really like the leaf structure.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2017 8:45 AM CST

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James, it is Dendrobium anceps. It should start budding now, I have to check! Smiling
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 1, 2017 10:29 AM CST
I'm with you, James. The Princess Kiko has such long graceful flower spikes, and beautiful flowers. Just gorgeous.
Elaine

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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Feb 1, 2017 11:16 AM CST
Pretty, Ursula! I love your Dendrochilum glumaceum...and might have to give them another try...I killed a couple in NC a few years back..how do you grow yours?
I just put all my plants back outside after spending the night in the living room

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and realized that I never posted a picture of the one NOID Phal I kept from the December Apopka gift run..This one has 3 spikes on it and seems quite happy to live indoors.


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lindsey
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Feb 1, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Hmmm............I was not happy with the pix from my point and shoot, so I'll have to go back up with my "good" camera later. However, I did get a nice pic of the Vanda roots and 2 bloom spikes off of one of my cork mounted phals.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2017 1:42 PM CST

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Thanks! Smiling
Anna, I can see everything just fine! Thumbs up

Lindsey, I grow my Dendrochilums under similar light conditions as Phals/ they don't need the premium sunny spot. Essentially I grow them somewhat shady, warm to intermediate and never let them dry out.
The Dendrochilum glumaceum seems to be easiest of all Dendrochilums I ever tried. The new growths emerge with the spikes inside the new leaf, as the others.
A real beauty is the smaller Dendrochilum cootesii, but I never seem to hang on them longer than 3 - 4 years.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Feb 1, 2017 2:10 PM CST
Thanks Ursula, are yours in a bark mix or sphagnum mix?
I suspect my last try was too sunny and too dry. Perhaps one would be happy near my Phrags/ paph?.. or the few oncidium im keeping alive?
lindsey
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Feb 1, 2017 4:35 PM CST
Ursula, I didn't post the crummy pix, these were the only 2 that looked decent. LOL
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2017 6:05 PM CST

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I hear you Anna!

Lindsey, I used Coconut fiber, losely wrapped around the roots with some bark mixed in.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Feb 2, 2017 1:16 AM CST
Thank You!
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 2, 2017 5:59 PM CST

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Some updates here -
Tubecentron Niu Girl is still in bloom and really sparkles in the sun, which is hard to capture.

Vanda tricolor var. suavis is now fully open and under blue skies today.

Vandoglossum Martha Ragan blooms on schedule. This one likes to abort most of the buds so I moved it into a different spot this year. So far so good.
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And there are a couple of the Epidendrum secundum v. album spikes sneaking up the shelves

This one is a large plant, totally grown in and around a "Cholla cage/wood" with long, free roots. and not potted up.

Dendrobium kingianum starts up and the scent is delightful!
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This plant is always producing lots of keikies, surely I could use some tips on how to induce more buds instead?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Feb 2, 2017 7:01 PM CST
Ursula, I read somewhere long, long ago that to much water causes the dens to produce kikis. I don't know if that's true or not, but my kingianum produced lots of them. Makes for an unruly plant.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Fruit Growers Adeniums Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania
Greenhouse Keeper of Koi Cactus and Succulents Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds
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Ursula
Feb 2, 2017 7:09 PM CST

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Watering at the wrong time, Carol?
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Feb 2, 2017 7:17 PM CST
What I read was just to much water, as in to often. I still have trouble with Dens, though I'm getting a bit better at keeping them alive. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Fruit Growers Adeniums Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania
Greenhouse Keeper of Koi Cactus and Succulents Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds
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Ursula
Feb 2, 2017 8:25 PM CST

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I see!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Feb 2, 2017 9:01 PM CST
Dendrobiums are hard for me, as there are to many types that all have different requirements. I hope to live long enough to figure them out. It does help when the vendor can tell you which type you're buying. Hilarious!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Fruit Growers Adeniums Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania
Greenhouse Keeper of Koi Cactus and Succulents Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds
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Ursula
Feb 3, 2017 9:29 AM CST

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I managed to kill a few Dendrobiums/ parishii and anosmum and others listening to advice not to water during the Winter. But, even at a "drier rest" there has to be some moisture, at least dew around. I finally added the daily weather report of the appropriate regions to my start page and later to my weather App. That told me when to water! Smiling

Hmmm, regarding Den king - daytime temps in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia are 100 - 109 degr F and pretty much full sun this week!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 3, 2017 12:16 PM CST
I checked Andy's site to see when the next show is ( next weekend), and he has a bunch of different Kingianums this year.

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