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Dendrobium Harveyanum Question

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    I bought a Den Harveyanum just over a year ago. It was the top of an older plant with two keikis attached. Well, it produced 3 spikes this spring, two blasted. It is now producing a new growth. My question is does this need a winter rest this year? My second question is how would this plant do if I were to mount it? I would like to do right by it, but need a few suggestions.

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    IOSPE says that for proper growth and blooming you should start the cooler, dry period on Halloween and continue it until Valentine's Day Jonada. They also did recommend mounting the orchid to take advantage of bright light, high humidity, and the "wet/dry period". Bloom period is Febuary through April. I admittedly have no actual experience with Dendrobium's that need a winter rest. Mine are all in continuous growth to one extent to another with no 'dry period'. I was surprised at how specific IOSPE was on the 'dry period' dates. Hope this helps a bit and that maybe someone with more experience with this orchid chimes in. AL

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    Thanks for doing the research, Al. I am really starting to like mounts anyway. I am going to have one heck of a time not watering for that long though. I have this and a kinianum that need it and I am going to have to tie my hands behind my back to be able to do it.

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    Jonada; I know its not easy. I have a few orchids that need a cooler winter dry period to bloom also (though no Dendrobiums). With two out of three this way it worked! The other one it didn't hurt in the least (that did not bloom). After the first week or two, you may get used to the no water method (I did). Here's hoping for lots of future blooms for you! AL

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    Thanks, Al. Now I just need to find a really neat mount.

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    Very cool of you to look that up and share, Al! Thanks man! Good luck with this orchid, Jonada! Looking forward to photos of the new mount when you do it.

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