Monday, February 13, 2012

Dendrobium aberrans

I received this plant in bloom from Tropical Orchid Farm about a year ago.  This is it's first rebloom with 9 spikes. D. aberrans has a delicate sweet fragrance, and is a nice compact grower.  I decided to mount it horizontally, and am hoping that it thrives well enough to take over the mount someday.  It grows outside during the warmer months, but is brought inside and grown under lights after the nights start dropping down into the 50s (F). 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dendrobium hodgkinsonii

An interesting Latouria Dendrobium, hodgkinsonii is suspected by some to be a natural hybrid.  I acquired this plant in March of 2011 from Michels Orchids at the OSWP show.  This is the first rebloom, with 3 spikes.  I water and fertilize year round, although slightly reduced in winter.  It is also grown under warm conditions.