Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu



Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.


Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
Register Members O.C.D. Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > ORCHID ALLIANCES > Dendrobium Alliance
Like Tree3Likes

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 06-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Zone: 4a
Location: ne
Age: 41
Posts: 436
Default Dendrobium spectabile

This Dendrobium spectabile just opened fully for me after a couple of years of waiting for it to bloom.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 06-08-2009, 11:45 AM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 976
Default

This is a *must* have for me. I just love the blooms from Den. spectabile.
Good growing and thanks for sharing this with us!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 06-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Zone: 8a
Location: Piney Woods of East Texas
Age: 36
Posts: 3,271
Default

That is awesome! Any tips for getting it to bloom? Looks like you're giving it lots of light, must be happy.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 06-08-2009, 12:10 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 132
Default

These have always interested me and I wondered what these really looked like. I've only seen thumbnails till now. Really like this plant. Yours looks great. Thanks for sharing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 06-08-2009, 12:24 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Zone: 3b
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Age: 33
Posts: 1,555
Default

Awesome!! I love these types of Dens, this one has been on my wishlist for awhile. Thanks for sharing!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 06-08-2009, 02:29 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bajan living in BC, Canada
Posts: 2,272
Default

Truly amazing. Good growing.
__________________
Lecent
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 06-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 669
Male
Default

If you want a really big robust plant, keep feeding all year long ... robust means 30-40 inches tall before it blooms.
If you would like a more manageable sized plant, keep watering, but don't feed after August (late summer) and continue to give as bright light as you can. The important thing is stopping the feed even from slow release pellets. Plants should initiate spikes in Feb to April on relatively short plants ... maybe 12-16" in 5" pots.

In any case, feed and water regularly May thru summer and grow in bright light. Plants will tolerate temps from 90's down to mid 40's. Best temps mid 50's to mid 80's.

People do love these strange looking fellows.
Susie11 likes this.

Last edited by catwalker808; 06-10-2009 at 02:30 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 06-08-2009, 08:47 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Zone: 9b
Location: Odessa, FL
Posts: 74
Default

I love these flowers. I'm going to have to check around and see if I can find one. Will it really reach 30-40' tall or is that inches? Either way you have some great flowers to enjoy!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 06-08-2009, 11:55 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Zone: 4a
Location: ne
Age: 41
Posts: 436
Default

As you can see i grow this plant right under a 1000 watt sodium about 3 and a half feet away with a fan blowing right across the area so not to heat burn it thats why its light green with some spotting and i gave it 12 hours of light,and 12 hours of dark for three months and then 14 hours of light and 10 hours of dark and into the second mounth it started to show sign of a spike. I've had the plant for three years and when i recieved it it was a foot tall. I'm sure that in a green house it would have grown faster .you can never fully mimic mother nature.
Susie11 likes this.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dendrobium spectabile dennis Dendrobium Alliance 14 02-22-2014 01:26 PM
Dendrobium spectabile Fang Dendrobium Alliance 21 03-27-2010 10:26 PM
Dendrobium spectabile rtsingleton Dendrobium Alliance 8 05-23-2009 09:32 AM
Orchid Names / Identifiers Graham Beginner Discussion 18 01-21-2008 02:19 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com

Clubs, ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0