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Mar 16, 2012 8:31 PM CST
|Okay, so I got this wonderful orchid - Dendrobium smilliae, just want to know how your orchids of this type are doing right now..I got this from the orchid show last Feb 25. Right now of the 3 blooms, one is starting to fade. I do not know how long this orchid has been in bloom when I bought it.|
Is anyone doing special after care for it??
Middle bloom is wilting now...
Mar 16, 2012 8:43 PM CST
|The one spike may just be done. I will not let my plant dry out during Spring and Summer when it starts new growth and then take another look at that next Fall to see when water needs to be reduced a bit. |
Here are some cultural notes
Mar 16, 2012 8:54 PM CST
Mar 17, 2012 7:32 AM CST
Mar 29, 2012 11:57 AM CST
I just took some photos of my Den smilliae today, was wondering if your Dens are doing the same thing.
Have noticed that at the lower portion of the cane, the sheaths seems to be peeling off and gradually exposing the greener part of the cane:
And the leaves are going deciduous from the top of one of the canes:
I have read the links you gave me, just want to understand a little better..so after blooming or as it near its bloom time end, the leaves are to fall off as well ...so does that mean even though it is now Spring, it is heading towards a dormant phase?
Mar 29, 2012 3:11 PM CST
|My flowers have wilted but the leaves have not turned yellow or fallen.|
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Mar 29, 2012 3:19 PM CST
|Hmmm..thanks Jim...I feel like I want to worry..but so far only one cane has wilted flowers, the two others are still going..and one cane doing the gradual leaf yellowing...will continue to observe this Den..|
Mar 29, 2012 3:49 PM CST
|Tarev, my leaves haven't dropped either yet. That is on the canes which haven't bloomed yet.|
I could imagine that those which are supposed to bloom next season, might start dropping leaves.
I would/do expect additional new growth this Summer.
Mar 29, 2012 4:39 PM CST
|Thanks Ursula, that feels reassuring|