Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dendrobium Blue Violetta

Dendrobium Blue Violetta - Flower photo by Richard LindbergDendrobium Blue Violetta - Plant photo by Richard LindbergDendrobium Blue Violetta is a plant I have had for several years. It has had a rough time.

Most recently it got knocked over and had a spike broken off. It went through years of over watering. Only four buds left, and they are openning now. It has been growing fairly well for the past couple of years since I learned what to do with Dendrobium hybrids.

My greenhouse is bright and wet. Too wet for Dendrobiums. I have had them in a "dry" area and I have done best with those Dens that are in limestone chunks. I am amazed at how much water lava rock holds.

This plant is in lava rock. It needs to be repotted and it will move to rock. Then I will take it to Sonoma, which is a more normal greenhouse.

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