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Goofy dendrobium

This is a discussion on Goofy dendrobium within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Has anyone ever had a dendrobium that would not do a darned thing? I got ...

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    Has anyone ever had a dendrobium that would not do a darned thing? I got it from work and there is an almost mature cane with NO roots on it. I don't understand it. The old roots were in pretty bad shape so I cut them off and have the plant in a tall pot , but potted very shallow (about 3" of mix at the bottom). I had to do it this way because the plant would not stay up in a reg sized pot. I'm about ready to toss this plant out. It is a burana stripe, which is one I really wanted. If anyone has a dendrobium stripe they want off their hands, I will buy it. Then I wouldn't feel so bad about chucking this one. It is so

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    have you tried the spag and bag method for getting the roots started. Could be a possibility.

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    I don't think I've ever had an old den cane put out roots. I toss ones like that in a humid environment and forget about them. Usually a new growth or a keiki starts after a while. (Dens can be propagated from cane cuttings.) In the meantime, go get a healthy one!

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    [QUOTE=Ki_in_NoVa]I don't think I've ever had an old den cane put out roots. I toss ones like that in a humid environment and forget about them. Usually a new growth or a keiki starts after a while. (Dens can be propagated from cane cuttings.)

    [QUOTE] In the meantime, go get a healthy one![QUOTE]
    This *was* a new one. The growth that isn't putting out roots is a newly matured cane. I guess I should have been more specific. It is the weirdest thing. I stuck it outside, it is just bugging me to no ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncclimber
    have you tried the spag and bag method for getting the roots started. Could be a possibility.
    I may just but a storage bag around the pot and tied it up. I just don't know what else to do with it. It bugs me to no ends and I put it outside *just* so I don't have to look at it!

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    This *was* a new one. The growth that isn't putting out roots is a newly matured cane. I guess I should have been more specific. It is the weirdest thing. I stuck it outside, it is just bugging me to no ends.
    Sorry, I shouldn't have said "old cane" but rather "mature/grown cane". I only get roots from newly growing young canes. (Of course, it might be different if I had better growing conditions.) So just leave it outside and don't look at it for a while. I just got keikis on a dead (now the parent plant is officially dead) den after having it sit for about 8 months doing nothing. It had no roots, so I didn't even water it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ki_in_NoVa
    Sorry, I shouldn't have said "old cane" but rather "mature/grown cane". I only get roots from newly growing young canes. (Of course, it might be different if I had better growing conditions.) So just leave it outside and don't look at it for a while. I just got keikis on a dead (now the parent plant is officially dead) den after having it sit for about 8 months doing nothing. It had no roots, so I didn't even water it.
    maybe I should just ignore it and *hope* for some keiki's. I'm glad you got something out of yours.

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    Take the rootless cane if you haven't thrown it out & lay sideways on damp sphagnum in a shallow tray.If you are lucky you will get plantlets (keikis) forming from the nodes after awhile.Keep sphagnum damp.You have nothing to lose at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L I Jane
    Take the rootless cane if you haven't thrown it out & lay sideways on damp sphagnum in a shallow tray.If you are lucky you will get plantlets (keikis) forming from the nodes after awhile.Keep sphagnum damp.You have nothing to lose at this point.
    I'll try that!

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    i have a noid den thats damn near everblooming.
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