Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dendrobium lindleyi in bloom

Dendrobium lindleyi - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Dendrobium (Den) contains 1200 species from all parts of Asia and the Pacific. Some like a dry winter rest, all like to dry out between watering. Flowers are long lasting.

Dendrobium lindleyi grows from India to Vietnam. It is warm to hot growing and needs a dry winter rest. As the flowers mature, the color deepens.

I am very happy about having this plant bloom. I don't do well with Dendrobiums in general and the 'dry winter rest' Dendrobiums in particular. I have had a hard time with just how dry that is.

It turns out it means no water at all. I have a problem emotionally with not watering a plant and physically, since my greenhouse is quite wet.

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I have plants for sale on eBay. More will be added Monday. Auction closes next Saturday.

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