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Dendrobium vimalamitra "prolific"

This is a discussion on Dendrobium vimalamitra "prolific" within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I just purchased a Dendrobium vimalamitra "prolific" from a local nursery. It was located outside ...

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    I just purchased a Dendrobium vimalamitra "prolific" from a local nursery. It was located outside in shade/bright light, but with little else to go with on care. I live in the 8a growing season (Texas Hill Country).

    Does anyone have this plant and if so what are the best growing conditions for it?

    Ed

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    I looked up your plant and it looks like a standard dendrobium hybrid. I grow mine in clay pots because they are heavy and keep the tall plants from toppling over every time the wind blows. I use broken pots inside to add even more weight the larger they grow, with pine bark. I put mine in the highest light possible with a lace sheer or palm branch to diffuse the hottest mid day sun. And they like fertilizer. When they aren't growing you can slow down on water until you get a new lead. Then I pick up on watering again. If you accidentally overwater and the canes rot, throw them under a bench and in a month or two you can tie the new keikeis to a tree with some shade. Good luck...sounds like a pretty one.

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    Thank you Connie!

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    Thank you Connie!
    I haven't been around much...I am glad to be back helping out when I can. I've missed my orchid friends.

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