Dendrobium garrettii

xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)October 29, 2009

A real nice mini! Got this in the summer, it nearly died and dropped 60% of it's leaves, and then proceeded to put out 15 spikes. Lots of the flowers seem a bit malformed, with smaller petals than normal. I'm suspecting this is due to irregular watering. Flowers are only around 0.5" but I really enjoy how they are held on thin spikes high above the 1" bulbs. In full bloom, I'm invisioning something like a little purple orchid cloud. For now, here are some macros!

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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Oops!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 10:18PM
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pook_ut

This is supposedly deciduous. Mine is in spike now but has no leaves.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 11:27PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

I've never heard to this one, but that is one sweet plant.

Like it lots!

Kevin

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 2:26PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

I knew you'd enjoy this one, Kevin :) I'll post a pic of the whole thing once it gets more buds open

    Bookmark   November 1, 2009 at 9:50PM
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sambac(z10fl)

Very very cute, have been looking at this one for a while. ? cool grower. Some of the Thai vendors seem to be selling this. Nice growing!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 6:12AM
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treehaus(4)

Andy's has it. I got mine from him.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 2:01PM
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olyagrove(z9 Tampa, FL)

Very cute!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2009 at 9:18AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks everyone - as promised here are some more complete plant shots. Man it is hard to take pics of flower clusters - looks to me like a chaotic mess. It looks much better in reality - honest!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2009 at 8:55PM
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