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Dendrobium NOID and a little catch-22

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    Default Dendrobium NOID and a little catch-22

    I got this plant originally first week of June and had a single spike in bloom.
    After a couple of weeks indoors, the youngest cane sprouted a new spike.

    Here's the old picture (dated 06/13/07). The new spike is not visible - behind the top leaf of the youngest cane.


    I figured that the spike will grow better if I moved the plant to the GH instead of staying indoors. So it lived in the GH until last weekend and the new spike did grow better than expected.
    Here is a picture today (07/23/07). The spike on the left is the new spike:


    Now here's the catch: Two new spikes growing.



    As you can see, my dilemma now is trying to decide whether to keep the plant inside so that we can enjoy the flowers. Or move the plant back to the GH so that the two new spikes would have better growing conditions.

    When it rains it pours huh?

    ~John

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    You poor, poor thing! So many spikes! ;-)

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    Those are the kind of troubles I like to have...

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    Nice trouble you have there, John.

    LOL!

    Cheers,
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    This baby is still going strong. I already cut off the first spike as all the flowes have dropped already. The second spike is almost full and the third spike is still extending.
    The inflorescence tip on the left spike still has not stopped producing buds so I am not sure how long these spikes will actually get.
    The spike on the right is coming from a cane that had two previous spikes as well.



    Also, we noticed that after the flower has opened for a couple of days that it starts smelling like Jasime (Sambac) or Sampaguita.

    So it really looks like I got a great deal on this $12.00 NOID. Fast grower, prolific bloomer and fragrant too

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    That is great! Congratulations!

    Cheers,
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    Reminds me of Frangipani/Plumbago. Very oriental looking in that planter. Terrific buy.

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    Dummy! I meant Plumeria!

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