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Dendrobium--BARE NAKED CANES

This is a discussion on Dendrobium--BARE NAKED CANES within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Did I just make a mistake when I stripped all the old leaf sheaths from ...

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    Question Dendrobium--BARE NAKED CANES

    Did I just make a mistake when I stripped all the old leaf sheaths from my Dendrobium canes? They look a lot prettier, and now the green canes must be photosynthesizing (sp?) as well as the leaves....?Right?

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    Do you mean the paper like covering on the canes ? Gin

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    normally we dont bother removing the dried sheaths

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    It doesn't matter if you remove the old sheaths, or not.I have a habit of removing them on my cattleyas. It just makes it easier to check on pests, or what not.

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    It was a bother to remove them but as long as I didn't do any harm it's ok. They look better and I only have two dens.

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    it is so hard to remove sheaths on dends! They are always stuck on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    it is so hard to remove sheaths on dends! They are always stuck on.
    Too right!

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