Monday, January 19, 2009

In bloom today

Dendrobium Aussie Chip
aberrans x atroviolaceum

I have not studied Dendrobiums. I can barely grow hard cane hybrids that one can't help but accumulate. I got the Aussie Chip four months ago at the end of a raffle.

When I got it home I put it in the dry section of the greenhouse for no good reason except that it was a dendrobium. Then I promptly forgot about it.

It called attention to itself by blooming. I took the flower picture and found some sketchy information about it. I saw a picture of one in bloom and it seems that there ought to be three or four flowers.

It is a cute miniature, less than four inches tall. Both parents are from Latouria section of Dendrobium. I am guessing warm to hot growing, maybe a little cooler and dryer in winter.

I will repot it and give it an inventory number. I might sell it when I start back up on eBay in May, I don't know just yet.

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