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Grow a Dendrobium Orchid From seedling?

This is a discussion on Grow a Dendrobium Orchid From seedling? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Was thinking about purchasing, what is described as seedling sized dendrobium Aridang Blue. For the ...

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    Default Grow a Dendrobium Orchid From seedling?

    Was thinking about purchasing, what is described as seedling sized dendrobium Aridang Blue. For the CHEAP price I think it's worth a try! Would also be my first dendrobium and first with a lil seedling. (Even though I'm not sure how little it will be) the reason why I want to go with the seedling sized Den versus an adult, my space is extremely cramped ATM, lol but I'm so drawn to the look of dendrobiums. Any thoughts?
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    Dendrobium Aridang Blue will grow into quite a big plant. This type of dendrobium are warm-loving orchid.

    Given that your limited space, I think mini-dendrobium which are more easier to manage & grow.

    But, remember they are warm-loving & sun-loving(a bit short of cattleya light level).

    Hope this helps.

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    The Aridang Blue could grow to about 18 inches to 2 feet tall. If you want to grow the mini types look for the Den compactum or Den kingianum crosses. And as Cucubirds mentioned dends are high light plants.

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    Oh thanks guys, ill see if I can find smaller . Do they grow that fast from seedling size?
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    Not that fast. I don't know how big is your seedling. Small seedling itself may not grow to that big.

    Instead new shoots will get bigger & bigger till they reach mature size since this is sympodial orchid. So, when your plant reach that big size(let's say 2 feet tall), probably it has 3 or more shoots already.

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