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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?
Jul 18, 2011 1:48 PM CST
|How about growing medium. Is this just like other orchids?|
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.|
Jul 18, 2011 5:22 PM CST
|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.
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!
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.|
Here's the latest addition. The roots reaching...At the bottom of the frame you can see the remnants of a browned stalk, clipped.
Jul 19, 2011 2:07 PM CST
|"Reach for the stars......." Great shots as always Albert!|
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.|
vandas are also grasping for the tree.
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.
Of course I have cats out there too but I won't bore you with more pictures until they bloom. :-)
Jul 19, 2011 5:10 PM CST
|Oh, to be able to do that!! Looking good, Albert and Fred.|
Jul 21, 2011 10:49 AM CST
|Oh...OH... OHHHH ! ! ! 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.
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. |
Jul 22, 2011 1:29 PM CST
|Here's the result of a root infection of some sort, forced kiki's.|
Fully recovered from what ever ailed it, here it is in all it's glory.
This one likes living. The 3rd. spike to form off this old stalk.
These two making a come back. I think they're "World Cup " White.
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?|
Plants and Plumerias and others.
Jul 23, 2011 2:56 PM CST
|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|
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.
( 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.
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"|