Dendrobium cuthbersonii Season!!

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They seem to know it’s Spring into Summer, and started budding like crazy in my Winerium (my new term for a converted wine fridge to grow cool minis, days 23C, nights 13C).

I’m not complaining in the least as I know I have flowers till Fall. Maybe even Winter (unless I force a rest by cutting flowers out sooner).

Enjoy the visual feast! I know I am ☺️.

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Thanks everyone. It's like a smorgasbord of color shows.

Apparently the locals collect so much of these from the wild (for ruthless traders) that they are not as commonly seen as before. An unfortunate thing is most die during transit under the hot lowland weather. Let's hope that the lack of sales from these earlier collections will stave off the marauding and allow the species to recover.
 

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Thanks OzPaph.

My only goal in life at one point was to successfully grow these cute cuths!

It wasn't an easy journey. I have killed my fair share of cuths since 12 years ago (almost a couple dozen I am sure). I tried growing them in all settings and environments (under lights, in bowls, by cool windows, etc), but they all eventually perished a slow and agonizing death in my care. I was devastated each time.

I finally saw a converted wine fridge at our orchid meeting one day 2 years ago by Ravenvision owner (thanks JayN), and was inspired to follow suit. With the help of a good friend Kevin, we assembled my 'Winerium' with the specs of a cool moist mountane environment (T =13-23C, 80-90% RH, pure RO water), where my current cuth collection thrive and happily bloom.

I have found my Zen!
 
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They seem to know it’s Spring into Summer, and started budding like crazy in my Winerium (my new term for a converted wine fridge to grow cool minis, days 23C, nights 13C).

I’m not complaining in the least as I know I have flowers till Fall. Maybe even Winter (unless I force a rest by cutting flowers out sooner).

Enjoy the visual feast! I know I am ☺️.

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You have a gift with these. Wow. They are all cuthbertsonii?
 

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You have a gift with these. Wow. They are all cuthbertsonii?
Thanks all for wonderful comments.

All but the bicolor orange on right side are cuths. That bicolor is Swiss Montain Palace from Popow.

The winerium uses a reptile hygrometer to control the temperature, LED for lights and a water proof mini 12 cm fan, on timers. All wiring are pushed through the little hole at the back. Tank is sprayed once or twice with RO water a day. When I have time I’ll do a setup section.
 

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I recently got my first couple of cuthbersoniis. Am trying them on cork mounts at the moment. So how long do you think I can keep them alive?
They can grow on anything actually, as long as you provide them their requirements. When I was at Golden Gate Orchids, in 2017, they were grown on cork and did well, garnering many awards for Tom Perlite.
 

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Just took more pics. Few more flowers opened.

Plus a seed pod is growing on the solid orange one (crossed with the bicolor pink). Hope it produces seed as many cuths on the market are 3N due to crosses of polyploid 4N’s with diploid 2N’s (normal wild genome).

My favourite one is the orange one with the pink glow in pic 4.

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I've never had a cuthbertsonii pod that didn't produce viable seed. If you have a pod you should be good to go. It will split after 8 or 9 months, but you can sow it green pod after 7 months.
 

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