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Replate or Community Pot?

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    Default Replate or Community Pot?

    That is the question of the day. Not sure if these babies are ready for community pots or need replated into new replate media. Please advise. I had put my original post into the wrong category. Hoping someone can help me make the right decision. I'd hate to lose them.
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    Not all of us know about when to deflask or how to replate.

    Looks very encouraging though.

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    I think I would go with something like a community terrarium, but you could go to a community pot. What kind of Dendrobium are those?

    Good luck with them!

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    Wow jampacked!

    Never tried it before...so no comment.

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    They are Dendrobium Broomfieldii.
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    I work in Broomfield Colorado but have never seen one of those around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeomffn View Post
    They are Dendrobium Broomfieldii.
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    A.k.a. Canary Orchid? Those are nice! I saw one website where they referred to the species as Durabaculum undulatum var. broomfieldii, but I assume we are talking about the same thing.

    I am currently raising about 150 seedlings of Dendrobium catenatum. Some of mine are much smaller than yours, some are larger. I opted for growing my seedlings in community pots/flats, indoors (house, not greenhouse), most are doing just fine. I think yours would also do well in compots, but the terrarium route might be good too. I don't think you need to go the re-plate route.

    Good luck with them! If you end up with more plants than you want, and are interested in a D. catenatum, let me know, maybe we can work a trade.

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    @CattMandu... definitely interested in trading. I'm sure I'll end up with more than I need. For now I need to get these babies out of their current situation and make sure they thrive. I also have extras of Dendrobium Antennatums from a community pot.

    Thank you to everyone for your input. I thought the same but just wanted to gather the opinions from others with more experience than I. Will post pictures after they are settled.

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    I will have to take some photos of how I have the seedling D. catenatum growing. Romeomffn, I could post them on your thread, or a separate one - up to you. I will admit, the current arrangement with them is highly unprofessional looking. The plants (which I received for free; friend that had probably 1,000 seedlings given to him) ranged from big seedlings to tiny, some in great shape, others looking pretty bad. I sort of grouped them by size and condition . . . The "nearly gone" ones went in 2 containers, the tiny but healthy ones went in another few containers, the big/healthy seedlings went in yet more containers. Regardless of the group, the are all in a mix of roughly equal parts chopped sphagnum, fine charcoal, perlite, and seedling orchiata bark. They get misted daily to keep the medium damp most of the time but not too wet. Everything sits on a desk near a window. No special humidity management.

    Each group has its survivors and some that didn't. The survivors in the "nearly gone" group are leafless but have healthy plump canes. The bigger seedlings are green & leafy. The tiny ones mostly have leaves, but a few do not.

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    Compots, or flats, or small individual pots would work at this stage.

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