Monday, September 5, 2016

Dendrobium agathodaemonis


Dendrobium agathodaemonis is very closely related to Dendrobium cuthbertsonii and considered to be the same species by some.  To my mind, however, they are quite different, the former species having very thin growths and flowers without the dark lip markings that Dendrobium cuthbertsonii has.  This is a plant I grew from a seedling and which has rather small but very clear red flowers.  The plant is only a couple of centimeters tall and the flowers around three centimeters long.  Like its close relative, it is from New Guinea and is cool growing.



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  2. I didn't even know this plant existed! Thanks for sharing - very pretty

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  3. Pretty plant and to think you started it from seed. That's great Ron.

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    1. It's very complicated starting orchids from seed, Thel. Someone else did that. I raised it from a tiny seedling.

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  4. Hi Ron, lovely to see the rewards of your excellent growing yet again! I bought a number of seedlings from Dick Warren and have kept 3 which are all becoming very sturdy and many-branched. Fingers crossed i'll have the success you do.

    Best wishes,

    Cam

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    1. Hope your plants continue to do well. Mine came from Dick, too.

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