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sunburned dendrobium

This is a discussion on sunburned dendrobium within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I accidently left a huge healthy dendrobium in the sun too long, it got burned, ...

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    I accidently left a huge healthy dendrobium in the sun too long, it got burned, and it lost a few leaves. It's still big and healthy, just minus a few leaves... I now see what looks suspiciously like the beginnings of spikes. They used to be happily protected by the base of leaves which were burned and lost. (How I wish I had a digital camera to show you what I'm trying to describe!) Did I blow it? Any chance they might still spike? I kind of want to know now, so I can stop obsessing and checking them every couple of hours for any sign of change.
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    With very few leaves left, I would put the whole plant in bright shade where the spike can still develop. I don't grow that many Dens and not a Den expert, hopefully a Den expert can give you better advice.

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    I agree. I'm not a Den "expert" either, but if only a few leaves got burned, moving the plant into bright shade will still give enough light to allow the spikes to develop normally. You'll only have lost a little of the plant's aesthetic appearance.

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    Whew! Thanks! I just might have quite a few blooms, despite my negligence.

    I'm actually in the process of building a mini-shade house to make outside growing more fool-proof. If I stick with dens, phals, oncids, paphs, and maybe I'll try some cats (I don't have any yet), do you think they'll all be happy in full sun with 70-75% shade cloth?

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    I only have one Den species spectabile and I do grow it under very bright light and right now it is in a bright sunny porch where it gets full direct sun. This plant is also huge almost 3 feet tall and growing very fast.

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