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teeny spots on sheath?

This is a discussion on teeny spots on sheath? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; these dried parts on my dend are dead sheath right? i've noticed little black/brown dots ...

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    Default teeny spots on sheath?

    these dried parts on my dend are dead sheath right? i've noticed little black/brown dots on some of them. the one in the pic is big compared to others that are more like a collection of tiny specs. when i peeled off one of the dried pieces it was brown down the middle of the inside. i did a search for spots but only found stuff on leaves. can someone tell me what this is and if it's ok? thanks.
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    Your dendrobium has those from old leaves dropping off. They are not sheaths, just left over leaf stuff. You can spritz that with water and a soft toothbrush just wipes them off like nothing...the heavier ones can either be peeled off or left alone. This left over material can hide bugs or other icky stuff....I remove it. But then I see huge monster size specimen plants with it all over them and they look happy as can be. It's a personal thing....
    When your dendrobium blooms, it will send up a flower spike. I recently did an article about repotting a dendrobium of the same kind as yours. The pictures show the flower spikes well if you want to see where they will come from. I love den's, they should be called the "cruise control" orchid. You can put these lovely things in full sun, the adult plant burns and the new one handles it no problem. They are the easiest of the orchids to grow...IMHO.

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    Here is Connie's article for reference: Repotting Dendrobiums


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