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Den. repotting

This is a discussion on Den. repotting within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by dragonfire0528 Hi, I heard that what some people do is to soak ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfire0528
    Hi, I heard that what some people do is to soak the plant for about and hour and that would soften the roots so that they become more pliable and won't crack. Has anyone heard of that as well?
    That is a good thing to do, it helps

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    What about just placeing the entire pot and all into another pot and adding bark or LFS around the old pot inside the new pot. My dens do not mind growing in straight LFS and besides thats basicly the same thing alot of folks do with baskets is just place the old one into new ones when the plant is outgrowing it then they just let it grow over the sides and into the new basket. I have a friend that did his noblie Den like I seggested and have just been placing the entire pot into a larger pot. I duno if he is on his second or tird pot not, but if the kiki is any indication of how his plant is I wouls suspect 3rd or 4th because he gave me 2 kikis from the plant and they have just taken off.

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    Well, I don't want to keep it in it's existing pot. What I'm thinking of doing is removing the old pot, placing it in a new pot, and filling the pot up with large chunk bark, charcoal and maybe even lava rock like it originally came.

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    That would work too. As long ad the mix is not terribly decomposed just taking it out and placing it in the new pot and adding mix would be fine. Some places to that to their orchids right before they go to market anyways. Lava rock doesn't breakdown just the bark does.

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    hi! i am a beginner and have five dendrobium of different colors, all of it don't have tags. as i was browsing on the net one of it i think is new horizon x madame uraiwan and also have the phal type. and i have come across a site that describes dendrobium loves to be neglected.
    is this true? coz i want to be successful with my orchids and i heard before that orchids loves attention and you have to talk or sometimes sing to them. i got my orchids since i think i have time for them already.
    i got my dendro with blooms last july until august until now it hasn't rebloom.
    can anyone help me understand dendro...please...
    oh.. and also, with coconut husk chips, what type of fertilizer is appropriate?
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    I sure can't help you, as I tend to kill any dendrobium that falls into my hands, but there are lots of people here who will be able to explain it all to you and I will be watching to see what I can learn!

    By the way, welcome to the forum!

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    Dendrobiums are 1 off the biggest orchid families & cultral needs are very diverse.I have plants that have not been watered for nearly 2 months & are getting close to freezing conditions(Den kingianum , den falcorostrum & a couple of hybrids)).I have plants that require warm conditions all year round.
    So very difficult to give cultral tips unless the plant is identified.
    http://www.sdorchids.com/aos_dend.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewbie
    and i have come across a site that describes dendrobium loves to be neglected. is this true? coz i want to be successful with my orchids and i heard before that orchids loves attention and you have to talk or sometimes sing to them.
    What songs do you sing to your orchids? Mine like holiday tunes the best! I'm dreaming of a white christmas....Just kidding, I really don't sing to my orchids, sorry.
    As for dends, I haven't used coconut chips so I can't give advice there. One of mine is in lava rocks, and the other is in charcoal, perlite, bark mix. Both are doing very well. As far as neglecting your dends, well I, personally, don't recommend it. Sure it's not good to fuss over them, but mine like humidity everyday, and watering once a week. And I fertilize every other week lightly. Hope this helps you. Welcome to the forums!

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    HAHAHA...Well, i am so relief that you don't have to sing to them coz i would be so shy doing it.
    i live in the philippines and normally coconut husk is used as the medium.

    can i clean their leaves every week? is this already fussing? it tends to be so dusty in our country because of the atmosphere

    thank you very much for all the info. i'll try to post pictures if they bloom and have it identified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewbie
    five dendrobium of different colors, all of it don't have tags. one of it i think is new horizon x madame uraiwan and also have the phal type. and i have come across a site that describes dendrobium loves to be neglected. i want to be successful with my orchids and i heard before that orchids loves attention and you have to talk or sometimes sing to them.
    Hi ewbie, Welcome to the forum!

    If I had to sing to my orchids, I think that will be the death of them. So instead, I play them a bit of Kylie Minogue, a bit of Diana Krall, and a bit of Dvorak! Definitely no heavy metal music though!

    When you say, they love to be neglected, maybe you mean that during their dormant stage they need to get less watering... this is usually during the cooler months of the year.

    You will also find that giving these plants this dormant period will initiate blooming.

    Hopefully some of our other growers from the philippines can explain what they do to their dendrobiums to get them to bloom.

    Good luck growing your plants!

    Cheers
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