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Little white-ish Dendrobium kingianum

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    Default Little white-ish Dendrobium kingianum

    Here is a cute little guy i picked up from the greenhouse at school....I love the starkness of his slightly off-white petals and the purple lip, the combo is perfect! Too bad the flowers are so small, and not many this time round.

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    What a cutie! How tall is the plant...is it a tiny thing too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    What a cutie! How tall is the plant...is it a tiny thing too?
    They can be quite large plants, up to 30cm high and they can form large mats too, and usually the blooms can be quite large, about the size of a thumb-nail. I think it is a drawback of being grown in a highly competitive environment, with impatiens, algae, ferns and whatnot all competing for space in the greenhouse.

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    Tiny little blooms there, Jordan. Our Dendrobium kingianum has more purple blooms if I remember correctly. I like the white ones on this orchid.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Tiny little blooms there, Jordan. Our Dendrobium kingianum has more purple blooms if I remember correctly. I like the white ones on this orchid.

    cheers,
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    I have 20 kingianums, all with a different colour. Some are white, this is the whitest, some are almost invisible at night. If you know what i mean. The variation on colour is absolutely amazing!

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