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Dendrobium needing help

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    Default Dendrobium needing help

    A friend has just given me some un-named dendrobiums which have been neglected. This picture is what they mostly look like. They have lots of leaf-less canes that I do not know what to do with when I repot them. In other words help what do I do to rescue them please?Name:  Dendrobium rescue.jpg
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    Woo i'd love to hear advice about this...

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    Very odd looking Dend. canes...

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    I would think the Australian D. delicatum.
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    How big is the canes?

    Looks like it belongs to the australian D. speciosum alliance at least, and Maurice suggestion is a good one.

    I think it looks like D. kingianum striped of the dry outer sheets, remember that some clones of D. kingianum can be quite big and is a more common specie.

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    leafless canes are back bulbs for dendrobiums so you keep them. Not very pretty but they do provide nourishment.

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    I would just leave them alone. They're providing the plant nourishment, as stated above by Martha. It'll do much more harm than good removing them all and cutting the plant into little pieces.

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    Thank you for all your help. The plant in the picture is about 300mm high so it is a big-ish plant. Other then a lot of leaf-less canes it looks healthy. If I can get it to flower I will put up a picture of it and someone might know its name. The otheres are much the same. None have Keikeis on them if this is any help in identification. Cheers.

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    i am not sure of where you live regarding seasons . spring is the most suitable time to devide or repot. would suggest not in an icream container. select suitable container with free draining holes in base . do not worry about loss of leaves , plants will continue to produce flower spikes and or kikies if healthy. is always best to remove dead of very soft deseased bulbs treat with fungercide etc, hard and soft cane dendrobes like small pots 75 mm to 100 mm depending on the seize of your pant selected . is best to have 4 bulbs or 3 being minimum for repotting free draining bark mix is good to find how to do from library or on the net keep pots a small as convenient best wishes re Richard

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