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This is a discussion on New additions to my collection within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; That's a nice healthy looking Sharry Baby! Mine is all ratty looking! BUT, I forgive ...

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    That's a nice healthy looking Sharry Baby! Mine is all ratty looking! BUT, I forgive her consisting what she faithfully gives me. You will love it...nice looking plants!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    That's a nice healthy looking Sharry Baby! Mine is all ratty looking! BUT, I forgive her consisting what she faithfully gives me. You will love it...nice looking plants!
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    Jason, I can't take the credit for it. Right now, I am just hoping I can keep the plant alive since it's my first oncidium

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    Good luck with your new plants. I love Dendrobium victoria-reginae and bought one a while back, but it was a small plant and died quickly... I'll have to try that one again someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zdufran View Post
    Good luck with your new plants. I love Dendrobium victoria-reginae and bought one a while back, but it was a small plant and died quickly... I'll have to try that one again someday.

    Zach do you think this one will be ok? It's losing another leaf.

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    Joyce- this is one of the deciduous Dendrobiums, which means that it will naturally lose its leaves. That being said, it can also lose it's leaves when it is not happy. So it's difficult to say. The care requirements say that it is a cool to intermediate grower, with low light and humid conditions. You can water it daily. Does this describe your conditions pretty well?

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    I received the plant potted in sphagnum in a 2" clay pot. My house is old sobwe always have issues with a white mold and I've noticed it starting to grow on the edges of the pot. I don't like to grow my orchids in sphag because of the moisture issues. I'm just not sure if this plant is too young to disturb in its current pot.

    Would it be safe to just wash the pot well and use fine bark (paph mix...thats all i have on hand at the moment)to repot this plant or should I wait?

    Thanks in advance for your input!
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    I would not repot unless there is new growth / roots. I like hydration, works for me. Could be that your home is too dry and hot. I would google culture info for D. victoria-reginae. I would probably increase the humidity with a dome, keep it moist, not water it and wait for new roots to develop

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefpix View Post
    I would not repot unless there is new growth / roots. I like hydration, works for me. Could be that your home is too dry and hot. I would google culture info for D. victoria-reginae. I would probably increase the humidity with a dome, keep it moist, not water it and wait for new roots to develop
    Since I posted, it's grown a new shoot Will try what you suggested because I think it's losing leaves faster than the shoot is growing. Not sure how I would create a dome for it though as it's such a lanky plant.

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    clear 1l water bottle. cut the bottom. if you read about it you find that some sites say high humidity plant that grows at high elevation. so heat and low humidity are not good. I would the pot inside a slightly larger clay pot to keep the roots cooler.

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