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Dendrobium violaceum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chuck-NH, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Photos of a few D. violaceum in bloom.

    First one is the typical color form:
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    This is a seedling of two “blue” forms. Not incredibly blues but a vigorous grower.
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    This is ‘Twilight Blue’ from Mountain Orchids. One of the bluest and best shaped, but a little slower growing.
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  2. sam1147

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    :clap::clap:
     
  3. Mat Brutger

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    Wow these are incredible! I have two different forms of this species and have yet to flower them, both seem slower growing for me. What temperature range are you growing them in? Seems like there is mixed opinions on if they're cool growers or int/warm growers.
     
  4. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been growing them on the coolish side...52-53F night. D. subuliferum sulks a bit at those temps and D. prasinum and laevifolium I had to move to a warmer microclimate, but all the other miniature New Guinea Dendrobiums that I have seem to thrive.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Are you growing them as bright as others in that section?
     
  6. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    No problem...no they don’t seem to need as much light.
     
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    Incredible show! I would love to see one of these in-person. Unfortunately, my conditions will not allow me to grow these jewels.
     
  8. Chuck-NH

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    Darlene, I’m thinking you probably could grow and bloom it. While I grow it on the cool side, I believe they can also handle more intermediate conditions. It would seem like you have adequate humidity too, with all the wonderful Phrags. that you bloom.
     
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    Darlene, I agree with Chuck. You and I are in similar climates and I grow this one, as well as D. laevifolium, D. prasinum and D. subuliferum without any extra cooling during the summer months.
     
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    Very nice Chuck!!! When are you going to invite me to your greenhouse? LOL...
    Oh... I forgot, you did that yesterday and wanted to put me to work repotting!
    Keep up the good work... Dexter
     
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