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den help, please

This is a discussion on den help, please within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi Becky, Ok...good...I won't worry next time a dens leaves yellow, so thanks. What about ...

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    Hi Becky,
    Ok...good...I won't worry next time a dens leaves yellow, so thanks. What about the dark splotchy areas.....are they anything to have been concerned about, so I'll know if/when it happens again?

    I haven't been giving my den a cool down period at all.....same regiment all year, because I thought it was a phal-type den. I mentioned this to wetfeet as well as the reason I had it potted in all spagh. I have realized now that I was trying to re-root it the wrong way.

    As always, thanks for your help,
    Vicki



    Quote Originally Posted by Becky15349 View Post
    These are pictures of natural leaf die-off, they are probably initiating new canes and are passing old unnecessary leaves. They do this; its nothing to be concerned about.

    The sphag concerns me; it doesn't dry out quickly, and dends do need to dry out a bit. I treat mine like catts and they perform gorgeously. Do insure they get their proper cool down in the fall-winter from october to january of 45-55F.

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    A hardcane den, a phal-type den.....I think I'm getting the dens confused. It's encouraging to me for you to say WHILE not IF it puts on growth and roots. I guess I'm too pessimistic sometimes. Also, I have it placed in a rather shady spot while it's rooting, so I guess I'm making a mistake there, too.....I will move it to a sunnier place.

    Thanks for your reply and help,
    Vicki


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    Sorry, but this appears to be a hardcane dend. and I would not recommend cooling it down that low. These are warm/hot growers and do not loose their leaves yearly as some dends do. I'd suggest getting rid of the sphag and giving it plenty of light while it puts on growth and roots. These guys are pretty hardy as long as they are kept hydrated, in bright light and warm.

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