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Dendrobium Spectabile

This is a discussion on Dendrobium Spectabile within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Reading some threads about Dendrobiums made me remember about this little guy. I own a ...

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    Reading some threads about Dendrobiums made me remember about this little guy. I own a Dendrobium Spectabile, she is between 2 or 3 years old, I was told they were slow growers & picky when it came to light. Mine is alive, but it has about 6 leafless canes from 2 to 7 inch long and one with 3 leaves around 7 in. it has never flowered, or completely died off. As I said before I used to live on a very humid, rainy place and was told to best use volcanic rock medium. At the moment the plant is sitting in a 4 inch terracota pot with volcanic rock medium, but it is growing on an edge of the pot. Is there something other than repotting that I could do? I am afraid to nurse it to death since I was told this kind was so picky on its growing conditions...
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    That species likes it warm and humid but need to cut back on water in the winter months. I wouldn't worry about it being on the edge of the pot, Once it starts growing outside the pot, then repot.

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    Sorry to hear about the little guy being not as healthy as you'd like.

    I'm not familiar with that orchid, but I am familiar with when to admit everything has been tried, nothing has worked and it's time to let it go.

    I hope you've seen it in bloom and have others that you can fuss over.

    Remember, _ _ it happens.

    If you do repot I will pray for your success...

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    I repoted the little guy (or girl lol) last week, Its still alive, so Im praying for the best now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionell View Post
    I repoted the little guy (or girl lol) last week, Its still alive, so Im praying for the best now.
    I hope it survives!!

    cheers,
    BD

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