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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 1¼" 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
     
  5. DanaRaluca

    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!