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    Talking new orchid id anyone?

    i have a new orchid i bought at my fav nursery for $10. i believe its a nobile dendrobium. could anyone acknowledge this? also it seems to be planted in a sphag and perlite mix in a 5" pot. i am sure the pot is sufficiently large but should i repot in course bark mix?
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    Definitely a Dendrobium. If we had pics of the blooms, we'd be able to tell if it was a nobile. As for repotting, I would personally do it, since sometimes nursery mix can be bad.

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    I don't think this is nobile. That looks like the standard dendrobium, I think it's called a hard caned den. Many times these are the types crossed with phals. They do not like cold weather and need dappled sunlight, close to cattleya levels. I have lots of these and love to grow them. They like a tiny pot, compared to their height. I usually use a heavy clay pot to keep them standing. They are great bloomers and very forgiving. If you use a standard mix, make sure to put several pieces of styrofoam at the bottom for air movement around the roots.

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    thanks for the advise fellow "orchiders". i repotted this plant today and found a bunch of great roots that had grown in the void between the pot and sphag. the roots close the p-bulbs were gone though not to my surprise. also there was a peice of cork bark that had been there for some years which wasn't easy to remove. repotted it in a medium to chunky mix with 5-6, 3/4", peices of styrofoam. i will refrain from watering it for prob 2 weeks and keeping it out of bright sun.

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    I agree with Connie that this looks like a hard-cane Den, rather than a nobile type. The kind of Den most often found at big box stores is a "den-phal," so called because its flowers resemble phals in shape. They are most often seen in purple (at least around here). AOS has a culture sheet on dens that you might find helpful: AOS | Culture of Dendrobium

    The best tip I got on them is from Bruce here, who told me don't over-pot. I moved my lazy, do-nothing Den into a smaller pot this summer, and now have a spike!
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    yes i put it back into the pot it came out of as i was wary of overpotting it. i have heard alot of people say you should refrain from doing so with this species as if was the plague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew33998 View Post
    yes i put it back into the pot it came out of as i was wary of overpotting it. i have heard alot of people say you should refrain from doing so with this species as if was the plague.
    So true. Dendrobiums appreciate a very tight potting mix that drains evenly and completely. The want to dry out between waterings. They should also be repotted every two or three years to avoid the breakdown of their fine roots in rotting potting media.

    I would agree that this is a hard cane dendrobium as has been stated. The two nobile type dends we have grow a bit differently. The canes are not smooth like the one in your photo, but instead have a different shape.

    Here is an image from the net that shows the cane of a nobile type dendrobium orchid:




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    yes i can see the difference now BD. i do have some bad news however. i dont think my dendrobium took too well to being repotted. the roots closer to the middle of the plant were gone as they were growing into the cork bark. the ones that were on the outer canes were in great shape. the canes in the middle(young canes) leaves' are starting to yellow and spot a little bit. the light has been low so its not sunburn. the humidifier has been blowing right on it so im thinking either that or stress to repotting is the cause of it

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