Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dendrochilum cobbianum

Dendrochilum cobbianum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergDendrochilum cobbianum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThis Dendrochilum cobbianum is in a bark/coir mix over peanuts in a 4-inch plastic pot. This is the only species I grow in a coir since it seems to need even more water than the automatic watering provides. There are six pseudobulbs and it stands nine inches above the pot.

Dendrochilum cobbianum - Plant photo by Richard LindbergDendrochilum cobbianum grows in the Philippines. It is warm to hot growing and likes lots of water. The genus Dendrochilum (Dend) contains 150 species from Burma to the Philippines. Water well.

I was told that this genus hates to have the roots disturbed and takes a year to recover from re-potting.

It has now been a year since it was up-potted and I can see that it has declined. On the other hand, the new growth is strong and has bloomed. The new roots from this year should bring the plant back in the next couple of years.

1 comment:

  1. one great thing about your scientific career, it grows on trees coir, it is an interesting thing I've ever seen.