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Dendrobium rest period

This is a discussion on Dendrobium rest period within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Thanks Alex. I'm learning a lot about these magnificent plants from you guys....

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    Thanks Alex. I'm learning a lot about these magnificent plants from you guys.

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    Thanks for the good advice. I am just learning about orchid growing and everything I know was from people on this forum such as yourself. Your help is much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbashplant View Post
    but if I separate it maybe it will enjoy more space to grow.
    Remember, to keep the pot small, dends. like being cramped. I would then say a nitrogen fertiliser for growth.

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    I have been using a 20-14-13 fertiliser with no urea until buds appear. Does that sound about right? Thanks again for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbashplant View Post
    I have been using a 20-14-13 fertiliser with no urea until buds appear. Does that sound about right? Thanks again for your help.
    Sounds good. This is a great looking Dend. So whatever you have been doing, is the right regime. I wish I had one.
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    Thanks Annette, When I repot it I plan on just separating the small plant that is sharing the pot and then repotting the larger division in the same size pot. That should give it a little extra room to grow. I hope it does as well when it blooms again. Just beginner's luck I think. But I'm learning.

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    It's gorgeous! If you've had it for three years and it gave you that display, just keep on doing what you're doing!
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    Beuatiful orchid, and amazing display!!!! You must be doing everything right...congrats!!!!

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    Thanks Kathi, I'm trying to remember exactly what I've been doing with it for the last 3 or 4 years. I found in laying in the grass beside the parking lot in my old apartment when one of my neighbors moved out. I think it had one or two leaves and very few roots. One of my neighbors had some bark chip potting medium so I just stuck it in that and started watering it. But I don't remember how often. Never fertilised it until it started to grow new shoots. I really knew nothing about growing orchids. The only feeding it got was sometimes spraying it with bloom booster. When it started to make spikes and buds this summer I really got interested and joined this forum. So everything I've learned has been from the people here. I guess the conditions in Stuart FL must be ideal for this kind of Dend. Now I've got four rescue Catts. Thanks again for all the help. I'm really enjoying this.

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    Your story just reinforces that sometimes orchids do best without too much fussing over them!

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