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Queston about dendrobium roots

This is a discussion on Queston about dendrobium roots within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; My box store garden centre dendrobium is so happy it's flowering again. But it's also ...

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    Default Queston about dendrobium roots

    My box store garden centre dendrobium is so happy it's flowering again. But it's also so happy that one stalk is sending out about a dozen white roots from a sort of joint about 1.5" from soil level. Right now they're long enough that they're beginning to take root.

    My question is - can I cut off the stalk below the roots, if so, how far below, and pot a new plant? What is the ideal potting medium for the most common dendrobiums? Do thy like moss only, moss & bark mixed?

    Went to my first orchid show this past weekend - very interesting. It was the first time I'd seen a slipper orchid in flower and was ready to blow a bundle on either a cattleya with two huge blooms or a blue Vanda. But I'd remembered the advice in this forum about growing blue Vandas, and with being in Zone 5, I only admired it & left it behind.

    Also enjoyed sniffing at a chocolate-scented flower although I couldn't smell the other that claimed to be pepper scented. It was just a shame that there were so many phals. and so few others there in flower. I have nothing against phals., have loads (too many) myself but at a show I want to see something very different. Great orchid education though.

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    Can you post a photo of your orchid Dee so everyone can understand your question better? Thanks!

    cheers,
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    As requested. Lots more if needed.




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    Hi Dee,

    Take a look at this video for some help.

    Dendrobium keiki removal:



    cheers,
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    What an excellent video. I am deaf yet the film was so well done that I have no questions at all. Thank you so much for referring me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee View Post
    What an excellent video. I am deaf yet the film was so well done that I have no questions at all. Thank you so much for referring me to it.

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    No problem, Dee. I am glad to have helped.

    cheers,
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