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Old 06-10-2010, 05:39 AM
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I dropped mine on the floor this morning!!!!

I think it's OK, but lots of the bark fell out and as some of it was pieces too small to pick up I had to pack it back in with some pieces of CHC I luckily had already soaked.

As far as I can see there was no damage to the plant, hope so anyway
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:32 AM
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I'm worried about the colour of by loddigesii.

I don't think it has changed since I got it, but these pics show the true colour of the leaves better than the ones I posted previously.

It is growing on one of the short canes and one of the keikis and there is a new cane starting (I think, see last pic).

But do you guys think it looks too pale, or am I just worried over nothing.

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Hi All,
Not much action on this thread recently. I am writing to inquire about the timing of the 'dry season' for our project plants. Mine has been growing new shoots all summer, with two tiny ones still coming now. I am thinking that by late September that I would start drastically cutting back the water, fertilizer, and reduce temperature, like a bright basement window. Does that sound reasonable? Any other thoughts??

The only other concern I have with my plant, is that the new shoots seem to come off old section of cane that are now starting to get very brown and dry. I guess the new roots from the new growth support the plant despite the withering base.

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Old 08-19-2010, 03:54 PM
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Interesting question and I'm not sure the answer. Mine has only grown a little over the summer but does still seem to be growing.

Wonder if anyone else has any idea on this.
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Hi,
I agree with Stephen. I was hoping to get loads of info on how to get this to grow & flower. Mine has doubled in size since I got it. It was in bark and I mounted in an epiweb "pocket" which sits in water. It is becoming 'bushy'. .
I would love to know how to best treat it as Dends are all so different from one another and my experience is very limited.
here is how it looked in May when transplanted onto a mount and today.
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Wow, that is amazing growth Nenella. Mine (potted) has done nothing like that. Think I've got to try something different with mine next year.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:08 PM
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Hi,
I agree with Stephen. I was hoping to get loads of info on how to get this to grow & flower. Mine has doubled in size since I got it. It was in bark and I mounted in an epiweb "pocket" which sits in water. It is becoming 'bushy'. .
I would love to know how to best treat it as Dends are all so different from one another and my experience is very limited.
here is how it looked in May when transplanted onto a mount and today.
Wasn't part of this project but this looks really good setup and the plant looks very healthy.
It's almost like orchids would be able to grow in the wild with their roots dangling down into small pockets of water that stay behind between tree branches
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Thanks Rosie & Jeff for your kind comments
The qustion now is...How to get it to flower?
Rosie, why do you want to wait until next year?
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:37 PM
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I'm not very experienced yet in Dendrobium culture but i know a fair share, however don't take my word for it.

I believe inducing bloom with deciduous dendrobiums has to do with cutting back water, fertiliser over it's rest period and possibly lowering (night) temperatures untill blooms appear.

However you should wait untill someone comments on this that knows more about it.
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Wow, that looks like a totally different plant. I have to get some epiweb for mounting mine which is currently on a chunk of cork.
Nenella, do you just leave the epiweb sitting in a bit of water?? Any daily soak of the entire web or misting?? I am sure you will get some great blooms this winter. In terms of flowering, from the reading I have done, starting in late September, begin to decrease watering to almost nothing, keeping the plant in a cool, 8 to 10C, area with high light for 6 to 8 weeks. This triggers flowering. I am hoping to hear from others about the timing and length of the 'winter rest'.

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