This unregistered hybrid (to my knowledge) is a vigorous combination of three Australian Dockrillia (Dendrobium) species: 50% Dockrillia striolata, 25% Dockrillia mortii, and 25% Dockrillia schoeninum.
With our Dockrillia (Dendrobium) striolata, it grows outdoors year-round in the sheltered Australian Dendrobium growing area attached to our house (photo here). This hybrid regularly experiences nights below 40F (10C) for 4-5 months of the year, and many nights into the upper 20s (-2C). It is not watered, except during a notable warm period of at least five days, from December through February. The winter is the wet season in central California, so cooler temperatures are accompanied by higher humidity, allowing dormancy without desiccation. Some growers in our area do not water their orchids from mid November to March, depending upon the season. However, they do live in areas with more mist and fog than we experience.
In the photo below, the orchid is potted in granite in a net basket. We have repotted it, along with our other Dockrillia (Dendrobium) striolata species and hybrids into plastic pots with hydroton and granite. This has encouraged even more abundant growth by ensuring humidity around the roots in our increasingly hotter and drier summers.
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