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jclee
Jul 3, 2014 2:48 PM CST
I just bought a dend peguanum and it just arrived. I am in shock. It is in a 2.5" pot total 3" plant and all.
The description says it is blooming size. I cannot for the life of me visualize this little thing blooming. I paid all of $12+ for it.
Can someone here shed more light on this orchid for me. I am dissappointed at the size, because all the orchid sites I have been to shows great blooms and I really did not see anything about the size.
Thanks for any comments....I am not a regular here but I lurk frequently..
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plantladylin
Jul 3, 2014 4:45 PM CST
Can you contact the vendor you purchased from; there are many varieties of Miniature Orchids, perhaps Dend. peguanum is one of them?

Green Grin! Yep ... I just did some googling and it is indeed a miniature so perhaps it is of blooming size?

http://www.orchidspecies.com/denpeguanum.htm

http://www.blackjungleterrariumsupply.com/Dendrobium-peguanu...
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jclee
Jul 4, 2014 7:37 PM CST
Thanks a lot for the response and the pics.
I guess my expectations are unreal.
Anyway, it was in spaghnum and I repotted it in granite stones, charcoal and little bits of new spag, just to provide a bit of humidity, although it raining cats and dogs here in Miami.
I will taqke care of it.
Thanks again.
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Ursula
Jul 5, 2014 7:15 AM CST
I have this plant and it is indeed a super tiny miniature and looks very cute when not in bloom, since it has very interesting growth. I grow this one mounted, btw. I would skip the Sphagnum.
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plantladylin
Jul 5, 2014 1:25 PM CST
I'm not a very good orchid grower but I totally agree with Ursula, I'd skip the sphagnum moss as over time that stuff will get as hard as a rock. Ask me how I know. *Blush*

Many of the miniature orchids do great when mounted on wood. If you can find a little slab of hard wood, tie the plant to the wood with fishing line (just don't pull it real tight as you don't want to cut into the plant tissue.) The orchid will eventually put out new roots that will attach to the wood. You can drill a small hole in the top of the wood and add a hook for hanging.
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jclee
Jul 6, 2014 2:30 PM CST
I repotted it minus the spag. On a piece of tree fern. It is so tiny and upon close inspection, I see where it bloomed previously. Incredible!!!
Thanks for all the replies.
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Ursula
Jul 6, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Sounds good!
I located my tiny little thing and cleaned it up a bit while I was at it. So I thank you! Smiling
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plantladylin
Jul 6, 2014 2:33 PM CST
jclee: Keep us posted on how it does for you and share a photo if you can!
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jclee
Jul 6, 2014 2:35 PM CST
Will do. I also sprayed it with Thiomyl, a fungicide, just in case.

jclee
Jul 29, 2014 10:11 AM CST
Just an update to the previous posts.
My Den. Peguanum lost four pbs due to root rot. I change from sphag to bark, charcoal etc. and watered with Thiomyl and some fert and put it on a table outside on patio. Few days later, dead pbs. I have three pbs left struggling, so I changed spot to front patio where it does not receive rain, only bright light. No movement as yet, but no rotting that I can see - from the leaves. So disappointed .....
Thanks
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drdawg
Jul 29, 2014 2:20 PM CST
JCLEE, I would forgo the fertilizer. Until you actually see new root formation the plant can't use the fertilizer and the fertilizer is actually stressing the plant. If it were me I would also reduce watering (doing more misting than anything else), keep it in the shade with perhaps a few hours of early morning sun and be sure there is some air movement. That's about all you can do right now. Watch for those new roots!
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jclee
Jul 30, 2014 7:33 AM CST
Thanks for your response.
This a.m. I looked and one more pb has turned yellow. I am going to cry.
I won't be able to see roots, bz I don't want to disturb it to see. I remember when I was repotting it, I noticed that each pb was a separate plant. I think they put individual pbs into the pot to make it look like one plant. This makes me want to buy another to see if that is how they grow naturally and if I can make it flower. Thanks again.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jul 30, 2014 9:13 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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