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Feb 1, 2017 8:04 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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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Feb 1, 2017 8:13 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
Beautiful! I'll have to get pix of mine...........maybe today. LOL
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Feb 1, 2017 8:16 AM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
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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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I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
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Feb 1, 2017 8:45 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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James, it is Dendrobium anceps. It should start budding now, I have to check! Smiling
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Feb 1, 2017 10:29 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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I'm with you, James. The Princess Kiko has such long graceful flower spikes, and beautiful flowers. Just gorgeous.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Feb 1, 2017 11:16 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
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
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Feb 1, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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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Feb 1, 2017 1:42 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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.
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Feb 1, 2017 2:10 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
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
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Feb 1, 2017 4:35 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
Ursula, I didn't post the crummy pix, these were the only 2 that looked decent. LOL
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Feb 1, 2017 6:05 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I hear you Anna!

Lindsey, I used Coconut fiber, losely wrapped around the roots with some bark mixed in.
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Feb 2, 2017 1:16 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
Thank You!
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Feb 2, 2017 5:59 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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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Feb 2, 2017 7:01 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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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.
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Feb 2, 2017 7:09 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Watering at the wrong time, Carol?
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Feb 2, 2017 7:17 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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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!
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Feb 2, 2017 8:25 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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I see!
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Feb 2, 2017 9:01 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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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!
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Feb 3, 2017 9:29 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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!
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Feb 3, 2017 12:16 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
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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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