Orchid I.D.

Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by homar, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. homar

    homar Member

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    I recently purchased an orchid and since I am quite new to orchids, have no idea as to what type it is. I do know that identifying it is important in caring for it. See pictures
     

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  2. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Homar:

    The Orchid is a form of Dendrobium. You may not
    want my opinion on how to grow them as we've lost
    our fair share of our Dendrobiums here in Fresno.
    We are too warm for them and they like cooler day
    time and cooler night time temps than we can give
    them in our house. The biggest problem we had is
    that we bought florist quality plants and they were
    fertilized almost with each watering. When we cut
    down on the fertilizer the plants almost went into
    shock after they finished their blooming period.
    While they are in bloom they do not have as many
    problem factors as when they are not in bloom for
    us here. Read up on Dendrobiums and you should
    be fine where you are located.

    Jim
     
  3. homar

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    Orchid I.D. Dendrobium

    Thanks for the help. Since I live fairly close to the beach and have cooler nights and days than Fresno, I may have more success. Although I am a bit concerned since I only brought the plant home a week ago and three of the flowers are dying.
     
  4. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It is not unusual for blooms to die out soon after
    we bring the plants home. That is why I pick out
    plants with several unopened buds still to come
    as the original blooms just do not last long for us.

    Here is a link to a Dendrobium that I think is very
    close to what your plant is.

    http://www.haleahi.com/PriceList/nob_detail.asp?id=n1155

    Jim
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Golly, it's gorgeous.
     

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