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Dendrobium:no leaves?

This is a discussion on Dendrobium:no leaves? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Several dends I bought over the internet lost all their leaves rapidly after arriving at ...

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    Default Dendrobium:no leaves?

    Several dends I bought over the internet lost all their leaves rapidly after arriving at my house.That was early October. They still have green canes. Several others I recieved at the same time are looking reasonably healthy.I keep watering them but am not sure whether to expect them to recover and grow leaves or whether they are a lost cause. Any advice?

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    What kind of Dendrobiums are they? I would suggest you keep them on the drier side at the roots but keep the humidity between 70 and 80 percent so they grow and don't get root rot. If they are Nobiles then losing leaves and being cool and dry(roots!) is part of their cycle and precedes blooming. It is important to find out which type of Dendrobium it is.

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    Ditto! If you have names for them, I can look up the section type - that will determine the correct culture.

    Julie

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    Same thing happened to me and I cut back on the watering left them in the shadehouse and although they did not releaf I now have new growth shooting up. Hope this helps.

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    Default names!

    Here are the names of the dends:
    Diamond Heart -Compactum x Imelda Romauldez
    Judy Ruts
    Micky Blue
    Formosum x D Queen Southwich
    Da x Udum Blue Angel
    Candy Stripe X Tomie Drake

    I got 11 dends at the same time and they are my first dends. I think I should have started with one or two!!!!!!

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    Default dends

    P.S. I should have added these were all delivered bare root in early October. I asked advice on this forum about watering them and the advice was to water them. I don't think they were packed very well and I wouldn't order from this vendor again even though he got a good review on another orchid forum.

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    I would have been witholding water from when the plants arrived,due to the time of year for you.
    Using the link to the http://www.rhs.org.uk/research/regis..._parentage.asp
    you will be able to sort out breeding of the plants and then select the growing/watering schedule using
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    I hope that these links will help

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    I still can't find any info. Not sure if I am using the site incorrectly. I think I will assume they are in winter rest. Does that mean I should stop watering completely or just reduce the watering schedule? I'm only watering once to twice a week now. Since I can't find info with regard to these particular dends I am not sure what else to do. The dends that didn't lose their leaves look to me to have the same canes as the ones that lost their leaves.

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    to find the named you may have to break a name up :- Formosum x D Queen Southwich would end up as

    "Formosum"
    "Queen Southwich" or "Queen" or "Southwich" or "South" untill something shows that looks like what you are after.Never do an exact search.

    As for watering it can be reduced to virtually nothing and a misting once or twice per week to stop the canes from shrivelling.

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    Sorry - things have been busy! But here you go, if only piecemeal:

    Dend. Judy Rutz (I'll use the registered spellings - you might want to update your tags):

    50% stratiotes
    25% gouldii
    12.5% discolor
    12.5% phalaenopsis (as in, Dend. phalaenopsis)

    Since the first three are all section Spatulata (my fav!) I'll ignore the small influence of the Dend phal on the culture.

    This gal doesn't care for cold temps - keep her warmer; full sun; moist without too much drying out between waterings; fertilize regularly with 1/4 strength fert.


    compactum x Imelda Romualdez:

    I'd go with compactum culture, which I believe is Dend. bigibbum var. compactum: warm with a dry rest in winter/spring. Good drainage, bright light, good air movement and dilute fert during growing period.

    Ok - two at a time are all I can research! More later...

    McJulie

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