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New cane this time of year!

This is a discussion on New cane this time of year! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi forum , This noid dend has been in a glass enclosure for several months, ...

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    Default New cane this time of year!

    Hi forum,
    This noid dend has been in a glass enclosure for several months, and I've slowed down the watering for winter, but today I just noticed a new cane starting! I am thrilled, but surprized. I did recently increase the light from 10 to 12 hours a day, but I wasn't expecting any new growth until spring.

    Should I start fertilizing and increase the watering to feed the new little shoot, or can I just wait a few months and let it stay dormant until spring?
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    Thanks

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    hi mark,
    i would say you should continue what you did, the plant seems to like it, let it thrive!

    good luck,

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    It i obviously happy, but the really dark green color suggests that it needs more light. Slowly increase the light levels and before long you will be posting bloom shots!

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    I agree with the above. Don't increase watering until later in the spring, it will be fine. Do give more light also-should be lighter green.
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