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dendrobium Orchid in bloom some questions

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    Default dendrobium Orchid in bloom some questions

    Hello all!

    I am so excited that in my 5 years of orchid practice I have my first DOUBLE SPIKE! Also this is the 3rd time this particular dendrobium has been in bloom since adding it to my collection about a year or so ago. I am assuming it's thanks to this perfect weather I have while in school on the island of St. Maarten. This brings me to my questions:

    1. Is my orchid blooming so often (and the double spike) because it's unhappy? I do know that other plants may flower as a last-ditch effort when they are sick, but are orchids different? I try to take very good care of my orchids, and I would hate to find that my plant is unhappy. I'd prefer to be excited, thinking that my happy plant is just showing off.

    2. When I return to Michigan, how can I replicate these weather conditions to keep my orchids happy? Terrariums, greenhouses, anything! (all expenses aside...I'm just doing the research here and thought I'd come to the professionals to do so!)

    3. Can anyone ID the orchid for me?

    Thanks, my orchid-loving friends!!
    ~Sara

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    Very nice Den-sorry cant help with the ID.

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    Looks cute. Dendrobium cane looks healthy and they produce multiple spikes when they have sufficient/surplus energy. I don't know the weather patterns in east coast so can't really help on the replication setup.

    there are lot of hybrids in the market and is difficult to put a name to the hybrid. best bet would be to reach out to the vendor or happily call it NOID as most of us do. just enjoy the beauty and leave the name aside.

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    It looks like my Dendrobium Aridang Green. However, with Dendrobiums and Phalaenopsis there is no telling since there are dozens that probably look very similar. Mine is just now losing it's flowers after 3 or 4 months in bloom. It is definitely a nice one to grow. I don't think I have but one or two dendrobiums that stay in flower that long.

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    It's lovely. Under good growing conditions hard cane dendrobiums will produce more than one spike per cane. It's not unusual to see healthy hard cane dends with multiple spikes per cane - one reaon why in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and other S E Asian countries hard cane sends are grown for the cut flower trade. However they need high temps and humidity through the year, and you may find it more challenging to replicate these requirements in Michigan.

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