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blooming time for young orchid plant

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    i have a young orchid plant and i would like to know about how much time it take for the first flower to appear?....

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    Can you post a photo? Do you know what kind of orchid you have? This kind of info will better help us help you

    And welcome to OT!

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    Welcome, Biologyman! Ditto on the request for pictures... Also, tell us what you can - how long have you had it, etc. We'll see what we can do to help you out!

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    This might help you decide what type orchid you have: What type orchid is this?

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    Welcome Biologyman, looking forward your post.Zain

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    Welcome aboard biologyman007.

    When it comes to orchids "young" is a very relative term.
    How long you have to wait until the plant blooms will depend on several factors, including what kind of orchid it is, and how old the plant really is.

    Some examples:
    If you got the plant straight out of a flask culture, it could be 5 to 8 years before it blooms.
    If it is a small division from a mature, blooming plant then that division is already a mature plant despite its size and could bloom as soon as it has gained enough nutrient reserves to feed its flowers.

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    thank everyone for your helps... my orchids is from the genus Dendrobium and is appropriately 8 month old. It is about 12 cm in height!!!... hope these information will help!!!! so basing on these about how much time it can take to bloom?

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    Dendrobium is a very big genus - more than a thousand species, so naturally there is a lot of variation. I have often flowered D.nobile (section) plants at 20cm high single growth stage - and six months old, these being what we call keikis ( baby plants which arise vegetatively on the adult plant as an alternative to a flower bud if conditions are not quite right for flowering). But a normal seedling, or tissue propagated plant would be unlikely to flower in less than two years when grown under absolutely ideal conditions - that's how long it takes in the plant factories mass producing orchids for the Garden centre trade. I only know your home from books or talk by orchidists who have visited, but I think you may have quite good conditions , so you may hope to see something in a year or two - but with these plants patience is necessary . Good luck.

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    thank dorsetman........ it really help.

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