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Old 07-13-2018, 03:00 AM
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I have Hibiki. I water it every day. It is in sphagnum moss. I never let it dry out-- just drain. Right now its flowers are about to open.

I have another like it a canaliculatum hybrid that is doing great when watered every single day. Over time, the canes plumped up on that one. I thought it was toast at one time, but now it has 4-5 new growths starting and a thick pseudobulb.

I would definitely water any of the New Guinea Dendrobiums daily.
Could you share a photo of your Hibiki? I have a feeling that mine could be looking better, so it would be nice to see a happy plant. Thanks for your culture info, I may switch mine to sphagnum because I think it's not quite happy in bark- probably drying out too much.

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Old 07-13-2018, 10:02 PM
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Here is my Bulbo Karen Lewis grown the same way as my rescue Dend laevifolium. The Bulbo is in a clear pot and easier to show. Long fiber spag on top of epiweb. I have a well on the bottom that keeps humidity around the roots but does not directly touch the spag. The spag should not dry completely, but the water well acts as a backup in case the spag gets crispy. This is more of an issue for my Bulbo which experiences weeks on end of 100+ degree days.

The Dend with flowers is in a tall 3" plastic pot with small grade bark that never dries out and has live moss on top.

Bulbo Karen Lewis seedling in spag and eco web by Stephen Van Kampen-Lewis, on Flickr

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