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Dendrobium atroviolaceum (My first blooming Dendrobium this year).

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    Default Dendrobium atroviolaceum (My first blooming Dendrobium this year).

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Size:  273.0 KBThese blooms seem just a bit on the fanciful side. Rather slow to develop and open up. AL

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    Please tell me what these like...i'm at a loss with mine! I get it to grow, but nothing else. Do they like to be wet? dry? burned? Do they like to be repotted alot? Potted in rocks, bark...help!? lol I love these...your flowers look great!

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    But you did it, Al - nice job!

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    Thanks you two. Connie I grow this warm. A couple times the greenhouse has gone down to 60 degrees F., but usually 65 degrees F. to 90 degrees F. maximum. Its still comfortable in a 3 and 1/2 inch plastic pot, so I have not repotted this year. Bark, lava rock, and small blond porous rock for the media. It drys out fast!, so plenty of water every two days. Fertilize with MSU F. for well water, and every other six days I use Fish Fertilizer with seaweed liquid. Smells a bit, but some of my orchids seem to love the stuff. I only use the Fish F. on plants where there is minimal or no leaf contact. The stuff can cause fungal problems if to oily so I am careful with it. Bright indirect light. A few of my Dendrobiums on lower shelfs that bloomed last year, but not this year (It may be a bit late) don't get as much light, especially in winter so tomorrow two more adjustable 'Grow Lights' go up over these. Hope this helps! AL

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    Spotted one of these at the NOS orchid show a couple weeks ago. It's lovey!! Great looking plant you have! I wish I had good luck with Dens...

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    Well done Al. This is a really beautiful dendrobium and on my wish list.

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    good growing awesome flowers, I killed mine in December from to much water during new growth :?/

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