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Dendrobium Lori's Star (Dawn Marie x Lori Tokunaga)

This is a discussion on Dendrobium Lori's Star (Dawn Marie x Lori Tokunaga) within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I bought this one at the AOS show at Longwood Gardens last March. It was ...

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    Default Dendrobium Lori's Star (Dawn Marie x Lori Tokunaga)

    I bought this one at the AOS show at Longwood Gardens last March. It was in bloom and the flowers seemed to almost last forever. I summered it outdoors in some morning sun and it put out 3 new growths. I moved it to my basement grow area in October. Temperatures range from 55 to 60 at night and 60 to 65 during the day on average. It has only 4 buds this year. 2 opened while I was on vacation. I hope I am growing this one correctly. I really love the form and color of the bloom. I water it once a week. Any care suggestions would be welcome. I really would like to see a little heavier bloom on it in the future. Should old canes be left on?
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    I would suggest more sunlight...usually the more light the more flowers. When mine had a nice East facing porch they bloomed, but poorly. Now that they are on the back of the house with strong afternoon western exposure I am getting buds galore. The only change would be their sun levels.

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    Thanks for the advice Connie.

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    cant help with an advice bill, but she is a beauty!

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    Yes, I would agree. Also, don't remove the old canes until they are no longer viable.

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    Then I should continue growing these in cool temps with a cut-back on water in the fall/winter and just increase the light?

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