Growing Den. Orchids - Knowledgebase Question

Name: helen crisman
Kingston, NY
Question by catcher713
March 28, 2000
Some of my Den. orchids that have flowered have lost all their leaves and have not grown more suedo bulbs. What should I do with these? Also once they have flowered and some of these that lost their leaves, should I keep them or trow them out? The bulb tops are still green but I do not see new root formation on top of the medium they grow in.

Answer from NGA
March 28, 2000


Many of the mass-produced dendrobium orchids are very hard to keep alive without greenhouse conditions. If there is no sign of new growth, it is really a judgement call as to whether you keep them or not. They may come around, but it may take a very long time. You could hang onto them for awhile, putting them under lights, and see what happens. A great resource for information on orchids is the

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