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Den. atroviolaceum "Pygmy" x sibling

This is a discussion on Den. atroviolaceum "Pygmy" x sibling within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Finally, I went to the local (Albany, NY) orchid society meeting for the first time. ...

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    Default Den. atroviolaceum "Pygmy" x sibling

    Finally, I went to the local (Albany, NY) orchid society meeting for the first time. They had a great speaker/grower who had some plants for sale, and this is what I came home with. This is a miniature Dendrobium that fits in an over sized mug on my kitchen window. It makes me very happy every time I look a it. I hope I don't kill it.

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    Oh, wow, that's absolutely gorgeous! Love it

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    That is excellent! Beautiful.

    I am glad you are going to the society meetings. So many wonderful people participate in orchid societies. I have made some great friends through our society here in Springdale.

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    Oh CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have a mini dendrobium and I ABSOLUTELY adore it! This one is exceptional though- how gorgeous are the markings! I think you will love this plant- mini's have this special quality of being as magnificent as the larger orchids, yet in smaller sized packages...They are just as intricate, yet even more delicate and tiny.

    I keep mine in bright light; it only gets about 4 hours of cool direct morning sun a day,since I have an east-facing window. It likes to dry out, but I do mist it every day just a bit; it seems to enjoy the attention. I also fertilize every other week with 1/4th strength fertilizer...some may suggest more, but I've been accused of "loving" my plants to death, so I try to minimize the love, I guess ;-)

    This is a great plant!! Great photography too!

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    That really is a very impressive looking plant - the flowers are gorgeous. Congratulations on your purchase.

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    Oh Ania, you poor thing.! That den is just awful! Simply hideous. Let me send you my address so you can get that 'eyesore' out of your house. LOL

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    It makes me happy to look at it too! It's beautiful! Judi

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    Wonderful, Ania!

    Den. atroviolaceum is from the D'Entrecasteaux Islands and the Louisiade Archipelago off the tip of New Guinea. It was first introduced into Europe in 1890. It's a member of the Latouria Section of Dendrobiums, which have some of the most spectacular and weird flowers. Den. spectabile is also in Latouria.

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    It's beautiful. I love the Latouria's!! (wish I could get one of mine to bloom)

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    Lovely!

    Thanks for the Latouria info, McJulie, I have a spectabile as well...but it's also a year or more from blooming size. However, it's the happiest of my dens!

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