Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dendrobium hercoglossum Rchb. f. 1886, in a hand made wire basket

I got this plant as a small keiki.  The parent plant was a big specimen plant.   I made this wire basket five inches wide to accommodate the future growth of this orchid, which I expect will turn into a clump of stems.  The basket is only filled about halfway with media due to the exceedingly wet rainy season which means the plant can get all the water it needs from a comparatively small amount of media.  During the local dry season I only water this plant about once a month.

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