Another one bites the dust

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This was a lovely, lovely Dendobium orchid that I had for a few years
Was.
Because it is no more.

And there is even a little story here which I will bore you with for a few minutes.
Many, many years ago my mum got some orchid that was about to end up in a bin. She took it home and watered once in a while.
And the orchid was so happy that it grew... and grew... multiple canes, multiple flowers and a bunch or little keikies (it's the orchid babies).

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I took one of those kaikies home with me, since they they were big enough to get own pots. My one also grew nicely and bloomed a few times as you can see. Lovely white flowers with intense dark purple center.
It looked happy.
For a while.

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And then I have no idea what happened but every new cane was growing smaller and smaller. That is a clear sign that orchid is sick or grows in the wrong conditions. The thing is, that I didn't change anything. And so a healthy big bush turned was gone within two years.

What a shame...

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By the way. My mum still has hers :)

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Bonus song :)
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
year 1980

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Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text are my own.

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