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Dendrobium Kingianum advice

This is a discussion on Dendrobium Kingianum advice within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Some advice please I have has this little Kingianum for awhile. It has some blooms ...

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    Cool Dendrobium Kingianum advice

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    Some advice please
    I have has this little Kingianum for awhile. It has some blooms when I bought it.
    I have read so much about making these little gems bloom and now I am seeking advice from the source I should have started with.
    I know they are cool growers, like sparse watering, a light well drained medium, and very bright indirect/direct light.
    I have heard lots of suggestions on giving them a cool rest from fall to winter, that they are tough and hardy to about 30 degrees f.
    All that being said, can I refrigerate them over night and bring them out into the light during the day? Hope that isn't too goofy a thought.

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    so I have daytime lights and house temps is always about 67
    It is starting to form keikis and I have read that Kingianums that form keikis do not bloom.
    Thanks for reading this long post and for your help!
    Starr

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    They are extremely tough , mine survived -8c was not happy about it but 3 years down the line it is in bud.
    I start about September time by not fertilizing & then around October i stop watering unless the psuedo bulds start to shrivel.Mine get temps about 50f/60f day temps & night temps in the high 40s with as much light i can manage(east facing window)normally they flower around February.If i don,t keep temps low they just keep on growing , i have had the keikis flower .The perfume from these little babies is fantastic & well worth the extra attention to growing conditions.

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