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June 22—30

From: Max Redman
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Malvern and other matters.
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:25

I have been watching the talk about when people started growing orchids and
it is really making me feel old.
I first started with orchids in 1945 when my Mum and Dad bought a cymbidium
Dad had just got back from New Guinea and was still in he army but home on
leave. They went out to an orchid growers place and bought a cymbidium for
he sum of $4-35 (back then it was in LSD. and cost 2-25.)
I ended up looking after it and became hooked.
I grew Cymbidiums for many years and exported blooms to both England and the
Then after a disastrous year I ended up selling the lot, apart from a couple
that had been named after my children. Several months later I went to an
orchid show and bought a couple of what we then called other orchids.
I now have bout 4,000 plus I do my own hybridizing and seed sowing.
It is a terrible disease this orchid growing.!!
As regards getting plants from Australia, it is possible although sometimes
it means a bit of work organising it.



From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Dendrobium kentrophylum
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:20

Has anybody any experience of dendrobium kentrophylum (syn. kentrophyllum)? I was given a bit two years ago since when it has grown new leaves but never flowered. When is it supposed to flower?

I grow it intermediate and it seems to lap up a lot of water several times a week. It looks more like a succulent than an orchid so perhaps it has a dry season – but when?

Many thanks, Tina


From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Dendrobium kentrophylum
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:00


I'm not familiar with the species, but a quick search using Google
showed a page on the 'other' Orchid Talk saying it flowers in
response to a drop in temperature. Might be worth a try.



Support bacteria: the only culture some people have.


From: Max Redman
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re De.kentrophyllum.
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:15

Hello Tina,
Den.kentrophyllum according to 'Dendrobiums and their relatives' by Bill
Lavarack, Wayne Harris and Geoff Stocker lists Dendrobium kentrophyllum as
coming fromThailand,Malaysia,Sumatra and Borneo.
It grows at altitudes of 600 to 1500 m in sunny positions in rainforests.
Year round rainfall and high humidity.Flowering season is late summer and
More suited to slab culture but may be grown in a hanging pot with well
drained mix. Intermediate to warm conditions with regular watering all year
round. Watering may be reduced slightly in winter. Requires bright light.
Hope this helps.


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