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Dendrobium Nobile Frosty Dawn, What is going on with this plant, Pics included

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    I received a Frosty Dawn dendrobium last May as a gift from a coworker. I have kind of just left it alone because I didn't know what to do with it. I am trying to give it more attention but I need some help to figure out what exactly is going with it now and what I need to do for it moving foward to help put the plant in a position to bloom again next season because I really enjoyed the blooms and fragrance. I think there is a kieki growing out of an old cane stump but I am not sure. I did notice a single bud on the old cane.

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    Any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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    It is fairly easy Den to take care. You can water and fertilize from now. It grows very well in a bright light (not direct sun).

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    Keiki's are quite common in Den nobile types (hybrids too). Just let them be and they will grow their own roots. Once the roots (2 or 3 preferably) grow to 2 - 3 inches long, you can harvest them and pot them in their own pots. Supposedly, Den nobiles (and hybrids) like a cool, dry winter (Halloween to Valentines Day) in this winter rest period. It is supposed to allow the Den nobile to flower. If it doesn't get this rest, the book says it is more likely to grow keiki's and not flower.

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    The plant looks healthy enough and the new keikis are a good sign . BTW this is not a Nobile type dendrobium but belongs to the Formosae section - you may notice some tiny 'black hair' on the new pseudobulbs and thus some people refer to it as the black hirsute dendrobium. In Malaysia it can bloom at any time of the year - not seasonal -. On newly established plants the growth is very robust but there is a tendency for them to be quite short-lived, about 2 years....... any way that is the experience of my friends and I. These Formosae type dendrobiums have very long lasting blooms, up to 3 months here and are called everlasting orchids (the flowers, I mean). Most are white with yellow to orange-red lip. Frosty Dawn is one of the most attractive in this family and you may be lucky enough to get one with with yellowish or light orange petals. Good luck with them.

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