Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dendrobium crystallinum babies

Dendrobium crystallinum is the latest addition to my seedling collection. I sowed the seeds on 3rd January this year and they germinated in 21 days at 26 Degrees Celsius. The species is from the Chinese Himalayas, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam according to the IOSPE website. It is considered a cool to warm growing medium sized epiphyte of small trees. The flowers are typically Dendrobium but are strikingly beautiful. The flowers are also fragrant. The seedlings are now 3 months old and are due for a re-plate now. Media used for sowing was my own modified recipe of P6668 with 30g added sucrose.

Dendrobium crystallinum germination
About a month later
3 months old