Dendrobium speciosum

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A nice speciosum hybrid, Dendrobium Australian Artist plus a few more


 

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That driveway speciosum is incredible! One plant?

How many flower spikes you reckon?

Outdoors near Sydney too. Guess it can tolerate the occasional frost/snow?
 

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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
 

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That is so wonderful, and spectacular. I think I can 'grow' that sort of orchid here in the tropics ....... but ..... unfortunately, would most likely never see them/it flower hahaha ........ as I hear they require a long period of cold ...... and/or repeated cycling of significant temperature drops ----- to initiate spiking activity, right?

I really like the various outcomes of Australian Artist a lot.
 

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Outdoors near Sydney too. Guess it can tolerate the occasional frost/snow?

Doesn't snow in Sydney very often. 🙂 You can get frost in western Sydney but speciosum can handle a light frost. This species can be naturally found all around Sydney and continues south into Victoria. It is called by some as the Sydney Rock Orchid.
 

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They all look to be butter yellow. Are none golden yellow like the parent?
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
 
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