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Den. speciosum culture

This is a discussion on Den. speciosum culture within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I got this plant, Den speciosum curv. x speciosum var garndi about three or four ...

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    Default Den. speciosum culture

    I got this plant, Den speciosum curv. x speciosum var garndi about three or four years ago. Since then all it did was put out new growths and no sign of flowering.

    What am I doing wrong on it? Or, is it still considered as 'near-blooming' size? Any culture tips are appreciated.



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    Is it getting enough light? Seem dark, dark green. I wonder if that might be the issue?

    cheers,
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    Thanks, Bruce. I thought so, too. I need to raise the plant closer to the light.

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    Also needs a winter rest with no water or fertilizer. Blooms in spring. Also more light. The leaves color will tell you when it's good enough. Are you growing under artificial lights?
    Jose
    PD. OK, I read you are indeed growing under lights. Go slowly, maybe a couple of inches and watch for 2 weeks.
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    Thanks, Jose. whey you say, no water, literally 'no water' for winter?

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    Jose, you are always so helpful and nice!

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    I think your plant is not mature enough, I still see the cane with "sarong" probably are last year cane. Mind you normally last year canes don't produce flower. Normally speciosum flower spring time, your plant given good chance will flower after fall. As previous reply it needs plenty sunlight.

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    Thank you, Joseph. I just noticed two 'new' growths coming. I raised it closer to the light, no water/fert for winter. Will see what will happen in next spring.

    When I visited San Diego orchid show, there were so many Den. speciosums in bloom. The scent from them were so overwhelming. They were not, by any means, cheap plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Jose, you are always so helpful and nice!
    Blush!!! Try to do my best.
    Thanks, Jose. whey you say, no water, literally 'no water' for winter?
    Let's take a look at your plant shall we? Thick pseudobulb that only wrinkles in the very old ones, thick and fleshy leaves, thick roots, all these organs hold water. It's difficult for me to completely hold the water so once in a while I "sin" and give them a spray. But keep on reading!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki View Post
    Thank you, Joseph. I just noticed two 'new' growths coming. I raised it closer to the light, no water/fert for winter. Will see what will happen in next spring.

    When I visited San Diego orchid show, there were so many Den. speciosums in bloom. The scent from them were so overwhelming. They were not, by any means, cheap plants.
    Good plant like Dendrobium speciosum var curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' is one of the most sought after and can fetch a very high price with about six canes, I have been looking one so far no luck. There are quite a number of old time favorite like Glenning, Georges River Special, Kate's Special just to name a few. There are a lot of new generation hybrids in Australian market with stunning blooms, mind you these plants need space for they can given right condition multiply quick.

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