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This is a discussion on Dendrobium nobile newbie within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Thanks, ang, as well... So now that one of my nobiles is budding, I will ...
Thanks, ang, as well...
So now that one of my nobiles is budding, I will water that one, but not its fellow beside it without blossoms, at least until it too, sets some blossoms. Is it unusual to have one bud and the one beside it taking its time, under the exact same conditions? And do buds appear at various stalks at various times, or do all buds of one flowering happen at the exact time? That is, should I expect further blossoms from this flowering, on this plant?
I will withhold fertilizer until after the flowers, at some point when we are supposed to. Not sure when that will be , but I gather not now.
BTW, I did not expect the flowers on this one so soon. Is that early? It was smack dab on the winter solstice, just as the light is turning but before the coldest part of winter yet to come.
Thanks again to all, happy solstice/christmas/hannukah, etc.
My dend. nobile "Nagasaki" has bloomed. Its fellow "Sailor Boy" is not yet inspired to do so, despite identical conditions (beside each other on the windowsill).
I have moved the Nagasaki away from the window during the bloom, thinking it might prolong the bloom. Also, the windowsill isn't terribly convenient for viewing.
When do I begin watering? I gather it may bloom several times. And when do I fertilize? And is this "GrowMore premium orchid food, a bloom formula 6.30.30" the right fertilizer when I do?
Thanks again, all.
Since last report, no flowering on my second dend nob., and the first one is of course no longer in bloom. I have been following the minimal watering schedule, but how do you know when they are out of flowering mode and I should begin regular watering, or perhaps even fertilizer? Is the absence of flowers indication that flowering is over for a while?