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Dendrobium hancockii 'Holger' × 'Maisies'
Number: TN8538
Name: Dendrobium hancockii 'Holger' × 'Maisies'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Ms Cynthia Hill
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pollen Parent Blooming Plant and Grower
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Temperature range Intermediate 83-60°F, cooler season Cool 70-52°F. Potted in medium fir bark, horticultural charcoal, #3 sponge rock, 4:1:1. Easy to grow, pest-free, likes bright light, intermediate to cool temps, water and fertilize frequently during growth, keep drier in winter. Plant becomes top-heavy with age, so stabilize bottom of pot with rocks. Staking of canes will help with flower display in spring. Can grow outside in coastal southern and northern California, protected from rain.
Comments: Pod parent plant: Striking black bamboo-like canes are attractive even when plant is out of bloom. Plant can reach over 5 feet in height in cultivation. Native to Yunnan Province in southern China on tree trunks in forests or on exposed rocks along valleys at elevations of 200 to 1600 m as a medium to large- sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte. Bright yellow flowers are fragrant of honey. Very floriferous on branching canes that rebloom.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 75°F, nights 60°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 64°F, nights 43°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Dendrobium   From Greek "dendron" tree and "bios" life. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Dendrobium   den-DRO-bee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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ESTABLISHED SEEDLINGS of these are not currently available, but we have some maturing in the greenhouse and expect to offer them in the future. There are 9 items with 1 plant per item that will be considered for sale later.

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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: China. Near Mengtze (Mong-tsè) in Yunnan Province, plants grow on rocks at 6000-7000 ft. (1850-2150 m). They are also found near Kangting in Szechuan Province at about 5250 ft. (1600 m).
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