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Dendy

This is a discussion on Dendy within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; OK the dendrobium that I have is just about done flowering. I'm betting it would ...

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    OK the dendrobium that I have is just about done flowering. I'm betting it would have lasted longer if I had gotten that insecticide sooner. So should I wait until they completely wilt and start to turn brown? Do I cut off the whole shoot that holds the flowers? It has already dropped a few leaves, and over all, it looks like this poor plant has been run over. I had strong gusts of winds that knocked it over. But then again I live at the beach, I can't remember it NOT being gusty. Hell I"m even out and about when its a Category 2 hurricane. I guess you could compare it to a noreaster. But I"m getting off the subject. Should I just dump the plant, or should I at least see what its going to do first?

    Oh....I'm mounting my spider orchid today. I'm really excited. Do you think I shoud do it vertically or horizontal?

    OT, did you convince your BF to get you some spanish moss while he is here? I think free beats 4 dollars a bag.

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    If it were me, I'd just cut off the spike where it joins the cane (don't cut the whole cane down ) then try to grow the thing. It couldn't hurt anything.

    My vote on the mounting is for vertical....

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    But I"m getting off the subject. Should I just dump the plant, or should I at least see what its going to do first?


    I think you should at least repot it, let it rest and see what happens. Cut the flower shoot off but not the cane it is attached to. If there are flowers left, put them in a bud vase (are the bugs still on it?)

    Oh....I'm mounting my spider orchid today. I'm really excited. Do you think I shoud do it vertically or horizontal?

    I'm with Lja on this, vertically.

    OT, did you convince your BF to get you some spanish moss while he is here? I think free beats 4 dollars a bag. [/B][/QUOTE]

    Naw, he lecture from 8 am until 5 pm, when he is done he is all about going to the hotel and resting. I don't know how inconspicuous it would be having a Limo pulling over to grab some lol)

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    What does he do?

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    Originally posted by pretty_bug01
    What does he do?
    He is a child\ adolecense councler. He goes across the state lecturing on dealing with children and teens with emotional disturbances, ADHA, Bi Polar disorder. He also talks about the lack of support in the school systems and the need to educate the families better.

    I wish I could do a spell check here, my spelling has slowly gone downhill.

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