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Dendrobium violaceum

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    Default Dendrobium violaceum

    a miniature orchid from PNG
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    Wow! Cool blooms. I don't think I've seen this mini before.

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    Another vortex, hehehe

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    Where is this orchid growing? Doesn't appear to be confined to a pot.

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    yes, my plant is growing in the pot.

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    When I first saw this on The Forum, it was love at first sight. I found the best grower I could on the internet and I hope to see blooms such as these some day. Information on these on the net is scant. I water twice a week with distilled water. I add 1/8 teaspoon 20-10-20 Fertilizer most watering's (per the original vendors instructions). It's in indirect medium light (not bright). I use plain distilled water and fish fertilizer plus seaweed once a month each. Humidity is 60% to 75% average. My question is, should I make any changes to this cultural routine? Your advise is much appreciated! So far have lost a few leaves in the 'getting to know process' with two new growths slowly developing this winter. Thanks in advance! AL

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    AL, i do it not so complicated. For watering I'm using rain water with additional common orchid fertilizer. I adjust the water conductivity up to 250-300 micro simens and use such water all the year. I water my plants also twice a week, but almost every day I spray all using nozzle which make a very small drops of water.
    This species is growing in PNG up to 2000 m also like cool and windy enviroment. I hope it help.

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