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Dendrobium (no ID) new growth

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    Hi! I've a dendrobium orchid (no ID) and I wanted to share it in this forum and perhaps get some advice from the experts since I'm practically a newbie with orchids. It started as a single keiki? that I found, it tried to send a new growth but it died. After nearly 2 months without watering (which it was pointless since it didn't had any good roots) it started to send a new growth at the base of the cane but this time it survived (it was july). By advice of other people in another forum I put the cane with the new growth in SH and I think it's doing well. Here's a picture of the actual state of the new growing cane and a picture of how it was when I found it. The orchid is on my window all day long and I give it some shade when the sun is strong. Any advice is welcomed.
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    Is it in a clay pot? I think that would be too dry that way. If you keep it like that I would probably water 1 or 2 times daily. If it is really in semi-hydro it should do fine if it gets sufficient light.

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    That is healthy new growth maintain with the same medium focus on frequent fertilizer and water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yug View Post
    Is it in a clay pot? I think that would be too dry that way. If you keep it like that I would probably water 1 or 2 times daily. If it is really in semi-hydro it should do fine if it gets sufficient light.
    Hi, thanks. Yes I preferred a clay pot. I don't mind water it 2 times daily, that way I'm sure the roots won't rot.

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    That is healthy new growth maintain with the same medium focus on frequent fertilizer and water.
    Thanks! Yes, I'm giving it fertilizer 2 times per week using a very low concentration. Is that too much?

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    Oh, I forgot. Anyone knows how long will take this orchid to bloom? I know it might be difficult to say it, but I mean, does a dendrobium need grow few canes before starts flowering?

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    It does not look you grow it SH. You do grow it in LECA (which is mostlybused for SH). You have too big wholes on the side of pot for it to be SH methid again. And it does not have any amount of water on the bottom. So i would say you grow it traditional way.
    Nonetheless new growth looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    It does not look you grow it SH. You do grow it in LECA (which is mostlybused for SH). You have too big wholes on the side of pot for it to be SH methid again. And it does not have any amount of water on the bottom. So i would say you grow it traditional way.
    Nonetheless new growth looks good.
    Yeah, I had it on SH (with a plastic container and the water reserve) but I moved it to the clay pot since it dries faster and everybody talks about keeping the roots dry between watering or otherwise the roots will rot. It's doing well for now, each day I see new roots. I plan to keep the orchid that way.

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    I have experimented with dendrobiums and semi-hydro. I kept them that way for about 8 or 9 months. After I unpotted to examine the plant, the new roots were growing in the constantly wet area, and all were white and healthy. Dendrobiums seem to take to s/h quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvester2015 View Post
    Hi, thanks. Yes I preferred a clay pot. I don't mind water it 2 times daily, that way I'm sure the roots won't rot.

    Thanks! Yes, I'm giving it fertilizer 2 times per week using a very low concentration. Is that too much?
    It's ok no problem by adding some organic fertilizer maybe will give some positive result. Yours actually belong to hard cane Dendrobium could be hybrid, from my experience after they reach certain size for example one foot and above depending on your atmosphere (Summer) usually will induce spike formation.

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    Hello! It's been so long since the last time I posted in this thread. I wanted to show how this orchid looks now.
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