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Alone and Dormant, No More

This is a discussion on Alone and Dormant, No More within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This Noid Dendrobium cane was split off the Mothership :P last summer and has been ...

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    Cool Alone and Dormant, No More

    This Noid Dendrobium cane was split off the Mothership :P last summer and has been dormant the whole time till about a month ago. At first I had it in a bark medium but it didnt seem to do much. So after a while I took it out of the medium. I would just let it rest on a tray. I would spray it everyday with 100 ppm solution of organic NPK and gave it moderate sunlight. Every so often plan old distilled water. Now this cane isnt so lonely. I think its time for some medium now. anyones thoughts? Thanks

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    It was laying down like this most of the time.
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    I'd say it's looking for a nice stick! or pot...i'm just rather taken with the dens on wood lately.

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    hmmmm maybe some drift wood....I would deff love to do that if I had the space and place for display.

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    Driftwood would be so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Driftwood would be so pretty!
    I agree. Just remember to mist the roots a bit if you mount it.

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    congratulations Andrew... so what's the mothership planted in? That's always an alternative to mounting, and then u can put them next to each other.

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    Good job encouraging this guy to grow! My NOID Dendro keiki I split off recently isnt too happy with me right now, so its good you got something from a single cane.

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    If the mother plant is doing well, you could always experiment with this one and try a different media.

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    yah this plant was interesting.....When I bought it a year ago from a box store it was pretty much dead. I got it for $3 marked down from $10, marked down from $15. It was one main cane with leaves and then a smaller cane without leaves(which you see above) and a couple of half rotting 1 inch sized nub canes. At the time I had no idea about dendrobiums and started doing some weird experiments...lol....So I pretty much cut it to pieces leaving each cane (small and large) separated...Some with no media and some with a lil moss and just sprayed them with 1-1-1 organic here and there so they wouldn't shrivel. The one above had some roots but until now didnt show any new growth.(still in no media)... The Big cane(I call this one the mother plant)had just leaves and pretty much no roots and now has another cane with roots. Ill have to post a picture soon (also has no media, just a clay pot)...all the others died cause of rot within the moss. So out of my experiment i have two plants with no media. So i dont know what im going to do..I would love to mount it but i dont have the right space for it........hmm..but it was a hell of a wait to get them to show any sign of growth.....

    @derek...hopefully your dendro comes along soon...I know for me it was being patient and pampering it like a baby thats for sure..Misting it everyday with some organic goodness and maybe once a week in the winter..lol.

    @pavel....lol Experiment...hmmm NOoooooo I dont do those sort of things..lol
    just playin.......what would you suggest for a media?.....or anybody

    I got to post a pic of the bigger cane soon...

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    Here are the pictures of the main cane with the new addition.
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    Just a pinch of spag. moss thats it for media

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