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Octomeria estrellensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A very aptly named species. I got this plant close to 2 years ago, but it took a while to get going. It's bloomed a couple of times now, but there are signs of more on the way. While many Octomerias have a rather poor flower to plant size ratio, that is definitely not the case here. Flowers are about 1ΒΌ" wide, but depending on the clone and conditions, they get larger.

    Medium light, intermediate, relatively moist, but often dries out between waterings.

    Octomeria estrellensis.jpg Octomeria estrellensis flower.jpg
     
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  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    I see what you mean...that is a nice bloom
     
  3. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    First time seeing this one. Really beautiful!
     
  4. meredog

    meredog Growing in SW FL

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    While most people are first attracted to orchid flowers, I always look at the plant first, because you generally see a lot more of not-in-bloom than in-bloom ;-)

    I love the plant!

    oh, and the flower is pretty too! Nice job
     
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    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    It's beautiful. I like everything about it: :) the color of the leaves, the flower and, of course, the photos! Thank you for sharing
     
  6. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a nice compact species!