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  1. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium falcorostrum

    Just some additional information. When Beech trees are referred to, they are from the order Nothofagaceae, the southern beeches. Only distantly related to northern hemisphere beech. One of mine in flower and the second photo of a hybrid off spring
  2. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    No unfortunately I don't have a straight blackdownense
  3. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Hi. Typically new growth starts late spring till mid summer. Growth matures in autumn and rests over winter. Cool (down to 2 deg is ok) dry rest in winter. The more sun the better. Flowering starts late winter/spring
  4. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Dendrobium speciosum I/V 'Natstar Best 2004' = spec. 'National White' x var. curvicaule 'North Star'
  5. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Another speciosum var. curvicaule 'Palm Mountain Giant' = 'Palmerston' x 'Misty Mountain'. Flowers up to 80mm
  6. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Dendrobium speciosum 'Walsh's Gold'. Just finished flowering. This is a genuine dwarf grower, a cross between plant from the Blackdown Tableland and a grandiflorum. Flowering pseudobulbs are between 8-13cm and the flowers about 50mm
  7. Babybloomer

    Phragmipedium dalessandroi ('Fox Valley' x self)

    Hi, just intermediate conditions in a mix roughly bark 70%/scoria 20%/perlite 10% . I re-pot every year in summer
  8. Babybloomer

    Phragmipedium dalessandroi ('Fox Valley' x self)

    Seedling first flowering
  9. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    This looks like the 'curvicaule' form from central Queensland coast
  10. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    There are basically about 6 or 7 geographical forms of speciosum although genetic analysis suggests only 2 subspecies at most. This comes from a website of Gerry Walsh better Know as the Rocklily Man. This is his site, TheRockLilyMan – You've found the home page of Gerry Walsh full of great...
  11. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Hi David, I think the work 'Gold' in the name of many of the wild collected clones is a bit of poetic license. When it was collected it probably was considered gold but not any more by today's standards
  12. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    Actually a few plants planted at the same time, all the same cross. ' Mount Larcom Gold' x self. Tallest canes about 1metre. We are almost beach-side. Rarely gets below about 8C deg. Speciosum will handle down to 0 but any lower and it gets frost burn
  13. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    A nice speciosum hybrid, Dendrobium Australian Artist plus a few more https://imageshack.com/i/po5RviNRj https://imageshack.com/i/pmOR7VJhj https://imageshack.com/i/pmzQzTBRj https://imageshack.com/i/pmVAhJhKj
  14. Babybloomer

    Dendrobium speciosum

    In August 2020 on my driveway.
  15. Babybloomer

    Unknown Dendrobium

    Thanx, I have been told it may be Den macrostachyum
  16. Babybloomer

    Unknown Dendrobium

    Hi, I need some help identifying this Dendrobium. Bought a flask that was supposed to be Den. glomeratum and this is what it turned out to be. Any suggestions, apart from the fact I've been ripped off. Cheers Thanx in advance
  17. Babybloomer

    Rothschildianum low temperatures

    I think 7-8 is too low. Mine have winter range of 13-15 to 24 with a rare drop overnight to 10-12 and have continued to grow but more slowly. I have mine in clear pots so i can see root activity. They never stopped.
  18. Babybloomer

    First Paph flower-delenatii

    Both flowers now open, hard to get it all in focus.
  19. Babybloomer

    First Paph flower-delenatii

    Thanx all for the nice comments and encouragement.
  20. Babybloomer

    First Paph flower-delenatii

    This is my first flower since I started adding Paphs to my collection. Bought it as an advanced seedling about 8 months ago.
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