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Dryadella zebrina

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tired, Feb 2, 2022.

  1. Tired

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    I've had this little guy for almost a month, but apparently it's already settled in. Or it was already planning on blooming. I like all the speckles!

    There are at least three more buds, possibly four. Should I give this little fellow some extra fertilizer while it's blooming, since it's a pretty small plant with several decent-sized flowers? It's getting a once-weekly spray of fertilized water on the roots, K-Lite mixed to a level of 50ppm nitrogen. I could up that to twice a week if it might appreciate some extra nutrition.
     
  2. Raven

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    Looking good! Personally, I would not give it more fertilizer
     
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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The flowers are not long lasting and shouldn't stress the plant. Keep doing what your are doing.
     
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  4. Tired

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    Forgot to update this when it opened another bud a couple days later.
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    This is today, ft. a Lepanthopsis astrophora spike ready to bloom in the background. I see at least five buds still waiting to open, and these two flower seem to be about done. I'm intrigued by the way that one flower is closing, as if to seal itself off- will definitely watch to see if they all close that way. It looks deliberate. If they all close that way, it'll make me think maybe it's some sort of "no more pollinators, please, we're closed" measure.
     
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  5. Sabinchen

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    Very beautiful plant and flowers