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Dendrobium refusing to spike?

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    Default Dendrobium refusing to spike?

    So, last year I bought a Dendrobium in bloom. The end.

    But seriously, I bought it in bloom in September. I've summered it outdoors all late spring/summer so far, and its new growth is massive compared the previous ones. It leaves are almost a yellowish green because it gets very high light. I've been fertilizing it with high phos. fertilizer lately (instead of rotating nitro-phos etc. like usual) and it even has a nub on the lead that looked like it should've spiked...but that was a month ago and nothing has happened. Compared to the time it was in bloom last year, it should be well in spike now. Instead, I went out to see it pushing out a new lead this morning. What the hell? This thing is going to make my eye start twitching.

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    The Grammatophyllum on the side of the house is learning about my "bloom or burn" policy right now. I explained things to it awhile back and since they didn't spike they are now getting ugly leaves. Interesting to note...one looks like it has a spike growing lately. It could be just another pbulb, but we can hope... Sorry, if it's too stubborn you might want to have the "bloom or burn" talk with it soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    The Grammatophyllum on the side of the house is learning about my "bloom or burn" policy right now. I explained things to it awhile back and since they didn't spike they are now getting ugly leaves. Interesting to note...one looks like it has a spike growing lately. It could be just another pbulb, but we can hope... Sorry, if it's too stubborn you might want to have the "bloom or burn" talk with it soon.
    Hahahaha.....put out or get put out!

    Anyway, just be patient..the fact u have a monster cane indicates u r due some serious flowering when it happens!

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    They do like to do their own thing I have a SLC that looks super healthy lots of roots and new p.bulbs but have never bloomed in my care so i'm actually just getting used to like it's form and foliage... maybe kindness will make it bloom

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    It'll happen. Give this dendrobium time to grow and it will put out some amazing blooms for you.

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