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How to grow my Dendrobium atroviolacea 'Pygmy' x 'H&R'

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    Default How to grow my Dendrobium atroviolacea 'Pygmy' x 'H&R'

    I picked up this little cutie at an orchid show last spring. I think its really root bound and ought to be repotted. So far it seems to be doing alright, though looks a little thirsty at times. I'm going to try to water more often, I tend to be pretty lazy.

    So, what sort of media ought I pot it in? How wet does it want to be kept? I've got it under lights and its rather dry here humidity wise. Right now its in a very small pot and has little but roots in the pot. Does it need a rest? And, if so, how much of a rest? Do I water it at all when its resting? Should I consider S/H?

    This is my first Dendrobium ever!

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    Dendrobium atroviolacea is very nice species. It is from section Latouria. Grows in bright light in area which receives rain fall all around the year. Can get slightly taller than regular dendrobiums. It does not require a winter rest

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    Thanks! I loved the flowers! Sadly, I had the camera set wrong when I bought it and the pictures are entirely out of focus, so nothing to post here. It seems quite a small plant at the moment and has obviously bloomed before. It's about 9" tall in the taller pseudo-bulbs. The flowers are yellow greenish and have brown spots on them and smell good!

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