Dendrobium subuliferum sibling cross #1283 (approximately 25 seedlings per flask). This is a second generation cross of two selected plants from an outcross I did some years back.
The Species: The flowers of this rewarding species can appear at any time from fall through spring. They are a sparkling white with contrasting lavender on the anther cap. It comes from Papua New Guinea where it grows from 1000 ft to 6500ft elevation usually as an epiphyte in shady, moist conditions. It is a compact and upright grower. Mature plants reach 1.75" on a blooming sized division. It is a member of the Oxyglossum section and is very rare in collections. Like others in this group it has very long-lasting flowers.
Culture: I grow this species with the 56F nights, even moisture, regular fertilizer in moderately bright light. Like most plants from New Guinea, good water quality is essential. I use 1/4 strength fertilizer at almost every watering (lower in the winter). Though this usually grows as an epiphyte, I grow it potted with much success. I also grow it mounted, but it has not as robust for me that way.
Capsule Parent:Dendrobium subuliferum '#8384' with flowers a7/8" natural spread.
Pollen Parent: Dendrobium subuliferum '#8380' with flowers a full 1" natural spread.
Two images of one of the parents of the seedlings used in this cross.
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