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Couldn't find too much info on this and IOSPE doesn't have a description. This was gifted to me from Robbye. Flowers are supposed to be short-lived ~10 days and are lightly fragrant. They also are translucent and give the appearance of silk. Love this one!





Is this also known as D. aphyllum or D. cuculatum? It definitely has more than 1-3 flowers per cane.

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Very pretty! This is actually a really easy species to grow, and a rather under-appreciated one, too. It used to (or maybe still does) go by the name Dendrobium aphyllum. Generally speaking, it wants warm-to-hot and wet summers, followed by intermediate and dry winters. The winter rest is what triggers flower production the following spring.

During the summer I put my plant outside in a spot where it gets eastern sunlight during the morning hours, followed by bright shade during the rest of the day. It gets fertilized very lightly every couple of days, but I water it practically every day during the heat of the summer (it's also in a small pot with a fast-draining mix). It comes back inside during the late fall when night temperatures consistently fall below 55 F. From that point on I put it in a south-facing window and water it maybe once every two to three weeks. When the leaves begin to yellow (usually around late December to mid January) and fall, I stop watering it completely until buds appear. Once buds appear you can begin watering it again (the biggest "danger" in watering it too early is that the embryonic spikes/buds will turn into keikis instead of blooms).

If you look up Den. aphyllum you may find more info' on this species. Try orchidculture.com; they should have a cultural sheet on whatever name this one's currently going by. And good luck with your plant!

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Here is a link to some info. it is easy to grow .
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Thanks for the tips! I think this one got a good winter rest before it was given to me because it has quite a bit of blooms and little leaves.
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Mine got no winter rest at all ...I did not dry it off at all ...it lost no leaves at all ...and lol is blooming pretty well for a first bloom plant that was keikis last summer.... I grow mine in s/h
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beautiful! good growing!
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