Yamamoto Dendrobiums

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Yamamoto Dendrobiums are selected nobile hybridized plants. In addition to beauty and quality, YYamamoto Dendrobiums are famous worldwide for long lasting flowers and plants which are vigorous and easy to grow.

Yamamoto Dendrobiums was established by Jiro Yamamoto in Japan 1952. They  created a lot of excellent Dendrobiums, which has received the high appraisal in many famous orchid shows for its superior quality.Currently, about 4000 different kinds of Dendrobiums have been hybridized by Jiro Yamamoto. Yamamoto Dendrobiums’ has become synonymous with a name to one specific group of orchids.

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General Care

Dendrobium nobile and its relatives are Asiatic orchids native to Burma, India, Thailand, and Indochina, where they grow on trees from the lowlands all the way up to the cool highlands of the Himalayas at elevations of 4,000 feet. The species are extremely hardy, surviving temperatures ranging from warm to downright hot as well as enduring freezing temperatures.

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Dendrobium Care

Shade

Required 50% shade.
Dendrobium can tolerate full morning sun followed by an afternoon of shade.
Watering

Daily in the morning. which we do in our condition ( kerala, india ) make sure medium is almost dry out between watering. Check the medium with your finger – if you feel moisture do not water.
Fertilizer

When your orchid is blooming, fertilizer is not needed. we using Green care 30:10:10 for small plants ( we used two times in a week) and Green Care – 13:27:27 for big plants. one time in a week.
humidity.

in very hot conditions it good to provide humidity by Humidity tray or some other means.

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Dendrobium species in kerala

Seventeen species and two subspecies are found in kerala.

Some of the dendrobium species  available in kerala are of the  following:-

1) Den . aqueum

Flowers are large and white and lip yellow and puberulous .

Occurrence : Palghat District

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2)Dendrobium barbatulum

This is a large flowered species.

Occurrence : Wayanad and Kannur Districts.

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3) Dendrobium crepidatum

This species were collected  from Meghalaya . This species occurs in two forms-one with normal flowers and the other with more or less actinomorphic and self pollinating flowers .

Occurrence : Wayanad and Kannur Districts

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4) Dendrobium herbaceum

These species were  collected  from ‘ East India ‘ and   it much branched and small flowered .

Occurrence : Trivandrum, Idukki, Palghat, Wayanad and Kannur Districts

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5 ) Dendrobium macrostachyum

This species were collected from Sri Lanka. This is the most common species of Dendrobium in the lower elevations in Kerala.

Occurrence : Trivandrum, Quilon, Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palghat, Calicut, Wayanad and Kannur districts.

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6 ) Dendrobium nanum

These species were collected from Bababoodan hills in Karnataka.

Occurrence : Pathanamthitta, Palgahat and Wayanad districts.

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7) Dendrobium-microbulbon

This species were collected  from Ootacamund in Nilgiris.

Occurrence : Trivandrum District.

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Den. fimbriatum

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Den. fimbriatum has erect, arching or pendulous cane-like stems that are 60-120 cm or more (180-200 cm) long.
They become light yellow-green and furrowed with age and bear many two ranked leaves along the upper half.
Its oblong acute, dark green leaves that are 8-15 cm long and 2-3 cm broad are deciduous after 2-3 seasons.
Pendulous inflorescences up to 18 cm long are borne from the upper nodes of the matured, leafless stems.
Each stem can produce racemes for several seasons.
Bearing 6-15 showy flowers that open together on each raceme, the resulting display on a large plant is certainly spectacular.

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Den. hercoglossum

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Den. hercoglossum is a medium-sized plant with clustered,
slender stems that are 20-35 (-57) cm long and 7 mm in diameter.
The spindle-shaped stems are slender at the base and a little swollen toward the apex.
They generally become pendulous as they lengthen.
Howard Wood (2006) says that the stem sometimes grows for 2 years, producing 2 swellings,
with the leaves falling and blooming on the recently grown portion.
Each pseudobulb bears 4-6 narrowly linear, two-ranked leaves that are 5-10 cm long and 4-11 mm wide.

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Den. violaceum

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Den. violaceum is an epiphytic or sometimes lithophytic plant that eventually forms a large clump.
It produces clustered fleshy cylindrical pseudobulbs that are 3-5 cm long,
which are swollen at the base and narrower at the apex.
The apex of each stem bears 2-4 upright to spreading linear leaves that are 13-18 cm long.
Short inflorescences are produced from nodes at the apex of the matured pseudobulbs, below the leaves.
Each raceme bears 2-10 flowers, with several open at the same time.

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D. nobile lindley

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This is a medium sized, cold to warm growing terrestrial or lithophytic species
from the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam
that is found in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests and primary montane forests.

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D.White pink lip

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White Pinky Lip Dendrobium Orchid with purple crown orchids are imported from Asia and/or Holland,
and are commonly used for cascading bouquets and tall floral centerpieces.
Pinky Lip Dendrobium have a hot pink lip and a white-blushed bloom. Depending on the time of the year, the blooms may look more white or more blushed due to weather.
This particular variety is characterized by its purple crown shown on the inner portion of the orchid.

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