Orchids forum: Dendrobiums

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Name: Fred Rump
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Fred
Jul 18, 2011 1:46 PM CST
These orchids tend to have lots of long stems on them. Does one just leave these alone even though the look ugly after losing all their leaves and blooms?

Some grow roots somewhere along these stems. Should I cut them below the roots and plant the new piece?
Name: Fred Rump
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Fred
Jul 18, 2011 1:48 PM CST
How about growing medium. Is this just like other orchids?
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jul 18, 2011 4:16 PM CST
Often the flowers grow on what looks like dead stems. I just leave them be and treat them like all the others.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jul 18, 2011 5:22 PM CST

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I leave the old canes in place unless they are really, really shriveled and thus have no more function.
If you have a good size keiki with lots of good roots, you can pot it up separately.
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jul 18, 2011 5:38 PM CST
I finally tossed mine out...I got so sick of looking at them doing NOTHING for ages..
Buh bye now!
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Name: Albert David Abdool
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adphoto
Jul 19, 2011 1:10 PM CST
Here's one NOID Dendro attached to a Pony Tail Palm. One of four attached directly to trees. This particular Florescense is one of three on this plant.
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Here's the latest addition. The roots reaching...At the bottom of the frame you can see the remnants of a browned stalk, clipped.

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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jul 19, 2011 2:07 PM CST
"Reach for the stars......." Great shots as always Albert!
Name: Fred Rump
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Fred
Jul 19, 2011 2:44 PM CST
Wow Albert. That's some healthy root growth there. I'm trying to do more of that even though I lost a bunch of tree grown orchids. Take a look at this happy Onc, which is about to bloom again in a palm tree.
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vandas are also grasping for the tree.

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These are some of my dendrobiums in trees. The one I had given up as dead from the frost but I now see growth coming out of the stems.


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Of course I have cats out there too but I won't bore you with more pictures until they bloom. :-)
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jul 19, 2011 5:10 PM CST

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Oh, to be able to do that!! Looking good, Albert and Fred.
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jul 19, 2011 7:38 PM CST
I agree
Name: Albert David Abdool
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Jul 21, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Oh...OH... OHHHH ! ! ! Thumbs up Niiice Fred. Excellent tree to grow bright light specimens. If you get a chance, trim the shrivled, brown, old stems off. Sometimes they promote fungus.
I see a spike on that Onc.
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Name: Fred Rump
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
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Fred
Jul 21, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Al I just noticed there was life coming out of that old shrivelled brown dendrobium. You have a keen eye. The Oncideum seems to love to spike and bloom - several times a year. It's very happy in that tree. No food, no nothing.
Name: Albert David Abdool
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Jul 22, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Here's the result of a root infection of some sort, forced kiki's.
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Fully recovered from what ever ailed it, here it is in all it's glory.
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This one likes living. The 3rd. spike to form off this old stalk.
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These two making a come back. I think they're "World Cup " White.
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Name: Plants and Plumerias
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kevin51
Jul 22, 2011 7:15 PM CST
Might someone be kind enough to tell me which, if any, of the Dendrobiums which will grow with my Catts in an intermediate environment?
Thanks, Lee

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 23, 2011 2:56 PM CST

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Lee, there are so many, it is hard to know where to begin. But if I can make a suggestion? Go to Andy's orchids
http://www.andysorchids.com/
Click on the Dendrobium section ( from the drop-down) and just take a look what strikes your fancy. Andy always describes the cultural requirements very well.
http://www.andysorchids.com/AlphaList.asp?Alpha=%27D%27&Page...
( hmm, the link works)
I got a nice plant of Dendrobium hercoglossum for Christmas, it seems to suit my warm to intermediate sunny conditions well. Also Dendrobium bigibbum var compactum is very nice and I grow it bright and sunny. I got that one from Parkside Orchids a few years ago, and it is a really easy grower and bloomer.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jul 23, 2011 6:06 PM CST
Lee, if you do look at Andy's site, you can probably skip the Den. that says "best viewed from the balcony" Hilarious!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 23, 2011 7:52 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

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