Dendrobium subuliferum outcross #80 (approximately 25 seedlings per flask).
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 extremely rare in collections. Like others in this group it has very long-lasting flowers. First bloom seedlings from this cross have had flowers up to 7/8" in diameter.
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 'Snowtop' CHM/AOS
Pollen Parent: Dendrobium subuliferum '#2'
A few of the seedlings from this cross that have bloomed so far. The largest has had a natural span of 1", but 7/8" is not uncommon, so they are quite large for the species. The ruler is inches.
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