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Dendrobium nobile

This is a discussion on Dendrobium nobile within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I bought this plant a few days ago. I've repoted it in a little bigger ...

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    I bought this plant a few days ago. I've repoted it in a little bigger pot because it was in very small one. I just want to ask you when is it's flowering time, and how long do it stay in dormancy and how to treat it when is in dormancy?

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    Come early October the first step should be watering with Epsom Salts only, one tablespoon per gallon for three waterings followed by just fresh water and plenty of it right through blooming. Do not give it any fertilizer until it blooms again. The recommendation was to dry them but in their natural environment they get daily dew. It also helps to pull off the terminal leaf from each maturing cane as this will reinforce the end of growing and stimulate bud initiation. Also keep them bright and cool during dormancy.

    Hope you didn't go too large with the pot. Dends like their roots tight.

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    Ron,
    Why Epson Salts?

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    Epson salt helps make bigger and better flowers and helps to make stronger plants. It is a source of Magnesium. The long version is here. Feeding Orchids I use it on many of my orchids

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    Thank you. No, I didn't pot it in a too big pot. It is just a little bigger!

    So, I need to give it Magnesium!

    And should I allow it to dry between waterings?

    What do you think, will it flower in spring? This big cane didn't make flowers!

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    I bet it will bloom in the spring. In bark, I would let it dry between watering when not in active growth.

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    Thanks! And what is terminal leaf?

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    sorry thought that would have been self explanatory. The terminal leaf if the top leaf on the cane. Loosing of that leaf should signal the cane to stop growing.

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    As I understood, this dend makes flowers on the leafless canes that have matured last year? But on my plant, when I bought it, I found dried flowers on some older canes that have had leaves! Do that means that nobile do not loose it's foliage in autumn?

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    Oh... Come on.... Pleaseee.... Anyone?

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