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Branching Dendrobium

This is a discussion on Branching Dendrobium within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; So here's the dendrobium that's being weird. It is branching...the uranium out back must be ...

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    Question Branching Dendrobium

    So here's the dendrobium that's being weird. It is branching...the uranium out back must be kicking in again. lol Anyone else ever have a plant do this?

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    Yes my NOID Den branches occasionally but then again I water it with the canal water that has all of the run off from the yards and golf courses. Who knows what is in that water

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    Hmm....canal water? I hear fish bowl water is great...but the canal...no telling what is in that?!

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    I also have a Dendrobium that appears to be too close to the reactor. It keeps sending new growths out of the base of the plant and out of the tops of old pseudobulbs, some of the old pseudobulbs still have their leaves. Some of the old bulbs also have multiple growths from the base and the tip. The good news is one of the new growths looks like it may be developing a spike.
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    I can't get my dend to spike, only keikis. So I will take your branching dend...

    What's the color of the bloom? You have to update us with photo later.

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    I have seen them branch here too, Connie. We do live about 20 miles from a nuclear energy generator. hmmmm?... lol

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    It is very purple...i'm interested to see if it remains bright purple under my care.

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    interesting development Connie. I too would take a nuclear spike to non-existent ones

    Greengo, looks like your Dend has a very strong influence of Dend bigibbum (and it's close relatives)... Dend growth habit means new growth does come out the bottom and every so often will send out a keiki from the top. Your plant looks very healthy with those very filled in pseudobulbs. You may want to try increased light levels though to get it to bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    interesting development Connie. I too would take a nuclear spike to non-existent ones

    Greengo, looks like your Dend has a very strong influence of Dend bigibbum (and it's close relatives)... Dend growth habit means new growth does come out the bottom and every so often will send out a keiki from the top. Your plant looks very healthy with those very filled in pseudobulbs. You may want to try increased light levels though to get it to bloom.
    Thanks for the info. This plant was given as a gift a couple of years ago and had no tag with it. I once tried moving it to a window on the south side of my house and it ended up with sunburn. I do move it into the sun for short periods when I'm around to make sure I can move it back out. Some of the leaves do have reddish margins so I took that as a sign it was getting enough light. Do you think that is a reasonable assessment? I thought it wasn't blooming for me because I wasn't meeting some sort of seasonal variation in water or temperature. I really don't know too much about Dendrobiums though, so any input would be appreciated. Thanks again.

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    actually that is a really good assessment for light levels, ie the reddish tint to the leaves... the only other thing as u mentioned would be to keep it on the dry side during the winter months.

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