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dend canes stunted

This is a discussion on dend canes stunted within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently asked about new growths in a catt that almost didn't make it and ...

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    Default dend canes stunted

    I recently asked about new growths in a catt that almost didn't make it and everybody said that yes, those would be smaller for 3-4 new growths. My question is what about Dend canes?

    I have a NOID that lost all of its leaves over the winter and spring, probably due to the change over to my conditions. I was about to give up on it and it started 2 new canes. These grew for a while and put out lots of roots in the spring but then virtually stopped growing altogether. Is this normal?

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    Yes, that's normal. They'll sometimes "stall" like that for no apparent good reason, only to take up again the next growing season. A lot of people repot when a plant stalls--that sometimes helps to "wake them up" and get them growing again.

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    is it an okay idea to repot (for someone in my climate) this late in the season or should I wait until Spring? I would be changing mediums also. Thanks!

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    As long as you don't have any aerial roots that you'd be sinking into the pot, I don't think repotting now would hurt a bit. Do it carefully, without trying to clean off every last shred of old medium so you disturb the roots as little as possible.

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    If you are thinking of repotting that Den into S/H wait until spring. In my experience Dendrobiums are the ones that really sulk upon transplanting unless roots are in active growth.

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