(ALL PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE ARE BY ME AND ARE OF THE EXACT CLONE AND THE EXACT PLANTS BEING OFFERED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. THESE ARE NOT PHOTOS OF THE PARENTS, NOR "REPRESENTATIVE" IMAGES FROM SOME OTHER SOURCE. YOU CAN BE SURE OF WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET.)
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Ginryu"
Choseiran (Den. moniliforme) are native to Japan, and grow in deciduous forests well north of Tokyo. The Japanese have selected for different characteristics of growth habit, flower shape, color and size, cane color and shape and, of course, leaf color and shape. They have been cultivated "since ancient times", but wild types are becoming more and more rare.
This plant likes moderately bright conditions (similar to most cattleyas,) in the winter, but not full sun, and the same conditions during the summer (when I move all of my plants outdoors). My greenhouse never drops below 56 degrees in the winter, although this plant can withstand temperatures into the low 40's. The plant blooms from early summer until early fall. See my 'Home' page or 'Culture' page for more on my growing conditions.
This variety is no longer available from the original importers, although it was prominently featured at the World Orchid Exposition Gran Prix in Tokyo. The offered plant (see photo below, above and everywhere but left) is a robust, 5-bulb lead division in flower in an 4-inch tall plastic cymbidium pot (worth $5-$6 all by itself)
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The plant is currently being offered for $30 plus shipping, and is still blooming (although from a different cane). To contact the greenhouse, click on the "Contact" button below and leave a message.
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