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Nobile type dend. - outside?

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    Default Nobile type dend. - outside?

    This is probably a silly question, but I'm confused as to what to do with a nobile-type dendrobium hybrid I have. Should I summer it outside with the rest of my plants? I know they're coolish growing...should I leave it indoors?

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    Kelly,

    Grow them outside in the summer...partial shade...They receive a natural cool down here in October/November to set buds. Out of all the types I have, these are the most easily grown outside here, I think....They're not really coolish growing, per say, but need the cool snap in order to bloom.

    Just keep it well-watered outside.

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    I wonder why they arent more popular here. We get a short cold snap, just no freezing usually. Would that be sufficint? My rodrumniam and tolumnia both bloom profusely here and they need a cold snap as well....
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    Connie *shrug*..I don't know why. I have two D. Nalene Bui and the D. Christmas cross that I have that bloom indoors with no cooling off period; however, they are heavily back-crossed with D. moniliforme. I think the warmth tolerant nobile hybrids would bloom nicely for you. If you'd like a source, I'll PM you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I wonder why they arent more popular here. We get a short cold snap, just no freezing usually. Would that be sufficint? My rodrumniam and tolumnia both bloom profusely here and they need a cold snap as well....
    Sorry for short and bad spelling, i'm still one handed for abit...
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    Nobile dends are way tricky. I have no idea if mine is a hybrid that doesn't need a major cooling period, or if it's hardcore about needing a cold snap. I've heard that most modern hybrids aren't as finicky about it...

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    Do you have a picture of it in bloom?


    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    Nobile dends are way tricky. I have no idea if mine is a hybrid that doesn't need a major cooling period, or if it's hardcore about needing a cold snap. I've heard that most modern hybrids aren't as finicky about it...

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