August 29, 2013

Dendrobium Gina Perlite

Dendrobium Genia Perlite is a hybrid of two Oxyglossum species, Dendrobium cuthbertsonii and Dendrobium prasinum.  The cross was made by Tom Perlite of Golden Gate Orchids and very much resembles the first parent much more than the second.  The cross has produced flowers of different colors and this is, therefore, only one example.  Both in plant habit and in cultural requirements it seems to resemble the first of the two parents as well, though the growths are slightly heavier and longer than those of Dendrobium cuthbertsonii.  I grow it in live sphagnum in a clay pot with plenty of water and very high light.

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