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Help! Plant doesnt grow

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    Ive had this dendrobium for years, it isnt dead but it isnt getting any bigger, nor has it ever bloomed. I water it regularly, fertilize it, and have it sitting in an E. facing window. I live in Florida(if that helps), so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated....
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    if it's not growing prob. it's not getting enough materials.
    the leaves look good and healty, does the plant get enough sunlight or just enough for
    him to mentain his current situation.
    incase he gets enough light you should chek the condition of the roots
    when was the last time he was repoted?
    what kind of fertilize you use?

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    from what I've read, and I could be wrong, it says to place it in an E. facing window, I repotted it about 4 months ago, the roots look good, some new growth(on roots), and I just give it regular orchid fertilizer. I guess I could move to someplace where it gets more sun, I just an not real sure how much sun it can stand.....

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    order of most sun exposure to least:
    south > west > east > north
    ofcourse having a south window doesn't mean it's the windows that gets the most sunlight i have a south window and a north window in my south window infront of my apartment there is an 8 floor building and i live in ground floor so it blocks a lot of sunlight from my window, infront of my north window there is a private house that is on ground floor, so i have more light in that windows than in the south with, if the terain condition where the same i would have more light in the south window.

    you have to check in what window you have the most sunlight and place your orchid there ofcourse avoid having direct sunlight on the plant.

    what's the humidity level arround your orchid?
    day time should be 60-80%
    night time 50-70%

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    hi,
    looks a bit too dry for me and i would also opt for more light.

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    9 times out of 10 when an orchid that is mature enough to bloom and isn't blooming it is because it is not getting enough light. Slowly increase the light. Dends can handle lots of light, but be careful not to burn it by exposing it too quickly. Good luck!

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    Thank you all, I will start exposing it to more light, and we'll see how it goes, I'll keep you posted

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    Why is it that regardless how you water/fertilize the plant and most of the time it still have a problem with growing? Does it have to do anything with genes??

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