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This is a discussion on dendrobium within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Since Dendrobiums need that rest period to bloom again, when do I stop watering it? ...

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    Since Dendrobiums need that rest period to bloom again, when do I stop watering it? Do I need to give it any attention what so ever? When do I start watering it again?

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    And look I found what my new orchid will look like...lucky I looked at dogpile this time.
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    Since Dendrobiums need that rest period to bloom again, when do I stop watering it? Do I need to give it any attention what so ever? When do I start watering it again?
    Here, we don't stop the watering completely, we just cut back for 3-4 weeks to watering once every 8-10 days, with no fertilizer. Some people quit watering altogether but I've never done that: it sounds pretty drastic and I wouldn't recommend it.

    I found what my new orchid will look like
    That's really pretty! I'd like to see your pic of it when you bloom it!

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    Originally posted by pretty_bug01
    And look I found what my new orchid will look like...lucky I looked at dogpile this time.
    I love that!!!! How big is the plant now?

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    Well...when I bought it it was in a 4 inch pot. I was going to repot it because it had no medium left in it and it looked like it wanted to be two plants. So pulled all the roots apart carefull mind you. And it is two very nice plants in a 4 in pot. But then again I don't like it when my plants are root bound...it freaks me out. So I am TRYING not to overdo it. The one plant looks like its making a keikie? Spelling? So yea it's going strong. I'll post some pictures of it when it decides to bloom.

    Oh...got another question. How long did it take for your mounted orchid to attach itself to your board. Maybe I am watering it wierd (dunking it in a big bucket) or watering it too often? It's been mounted for 2 weeks now. I've been misting it every day, watering it about every other day. It's been hot and dry here. Around 80 during the day, 65 at night. I have it mounted on a bark of some sort...don't remember the name.

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    mine still isn't attached to the board, I have no idea how long it takes. I'm not to concerned either way, it is doing fine with the fishing line (I used clear) and I'm not to bothered by its presence.


    I used to get freaked out about arial roots, now I LOVE them. I'm a weirdo though.

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    Am I supposed to leave the kieki or do I leave it on the plant?

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    Leave the keiki on until it's started to develop its own roots. At that point you can cut it away and plant it if you want. But it won't hurt anything if you leave it on the mother plant indefinitely either, and just let it grow there.

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    It's got its own roots, just making sure that it didn't HAVE to come off. I'm kinda freaked out about it since I haven't had one do that to me before. If I did want to cut it off would I have to treat it differently than my parent plant?

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    If anything, you might have to water it a little more often until its roots get bigger, but that's about it.

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