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Dendrobium delicatulum (parvulum)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Normally I don't take photos of an unimpressive blooming like this unless it's something special or eagerly awaited. I got this plant two years ago in a very sad state. About 20 nearly leafless and shriveled bulbs in several pieces.

    It is now a very happy looking little plant, about 2½" wide. I'm glad to see it is a blue clone as it was supposed to be, and not the more common white (and often cleistogamous) clones floating around. The flower is about 5/16" wide and took forever to develop, and supposedly long lasting.

    I've been growing it relatively bright, moist, and intermediate. This species is often said to be somewhat reluctant to bloom, but I hope this flower will be the first of many.

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  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Great job and color! If I remember right, did you post a picture of the shriveled plant a couple years ago? That is amazing growth in such a short time.
     
  3. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    No, I never photographed it before now. It looked miserable. I was pretty disappointed when I got it, because it wasn't cheap (because BLUE!)
     
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    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Amazing color, indeed! And the contrasting lip is just... :) perfect.
    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Awesome
     
  6. RustyExotics

    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    Those are some amazing photos. Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Sorry to raise up a year old thread, but absolutely incredible plant. Can you please share how you grow/fertilize it? I have a plant growing but it isn't thriving...the leaves got smaller and smaller. Then sometimes the bulb just goes black and the leafs die.