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Three Den pods

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    Pods 2 & 3 !!
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    Yes, those are pods!

    Doodle, do these Dends get a dry winter rest? Like totally dry? I know the anosmum wants it. I'm curious what that will do to your pod maturation.

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    Winter? HA HA HA HA HA!!!! What's THAT??? Ok, all kidding aside...I don't know because I've always watered them just like all the other "kids". Should I NOT be watering them at all? They all look really happy to me. Hmmmm....and I was just at the AOS Sunday talking to someone about my pods and didn't even ask the question.

    Anyone know the answer?

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    Ok, if someone *really* knows the answer, speak up. Here is what I would do --and keep in mind I have killed my share of plants too -- I would give them some water throughout the winter. My reasoning is that everything alive is made up of water, so what could a little hurt? Plus, it is hard for me to water some of my orchids and not the others. Everyone gets cut way back on the water in the winter, but *everyone* still gets some because they all live in the same GH. Best of luck to you!

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    I got a keiki from an anosmum x aphyllum cross. Both species are in the section of Dendrobium that wants a completely dry winter rest.

    The grower who gave me the keiki has amazing parent plants. She doesn't give a drop of water from October until the new growth starts in the spring. And her plants are incredibly floriferous.

    I'm trying it, but it certainly goes against my nature to see the dryed up potting mix and do nothing! I'll let you know how it goes.

    As for Doodle's Dend, if it's been happy in your care then don't change anything. If it flowers well for you, just do what you're doing. If not, you might try holding back on the water. I don't know what being in FL does either. We get big seasonal changes in New England. The plant might need the cooler rest if it's not getting any water.

    Here's a photo. It's blurry, because my camera was convinced I really wanted to photograph the fire hydrant across the street. The keiki was about an inch long when I got it back in March. The leaves should drop sometime soon, leaving a completely bare cane. Then when the new growth starts in Feb-March, it should be covered with flowers. No water until then. Just misting when I think of it.

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    It is a lovely shot of the fire hydrant.....

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    AND the recycle bin!!! LOL...sorry...couldn't resist. Thanks for the info Diane....and since we're all showing our Keikis here....then look what I have on the very plant that has two pods!!!!
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    That was about the size of the above-mentioned plant last March.

    Three pods and a keiki! That's one tough mother!

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    I'll say it is! Now I just need to know how and when to get that puppy off!!!

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    It looks just about big enough now. But you might want to leave it on till Spring. I don't know how a keiki would handle a dry winter rest.

    Whenever you choose to remove it, take it in your fingers and give it a bit of a twist. Theres only a small bit of tissue actually connected to the mother plant. You can either twist/snap it off, or cut it with a sterile razor blade. Be sure to sprinkle the cut on both the mother and keiki with cinammon to prevent infection or fungus.

    It's real growth won't start until Spring, so it won't tax mom too much if you leave Junior on for the winter.

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