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I am confused! Need help!

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    Default I am confused! Need help!

    Bought this one a few months ago. The tag says: Dendrochilum glumaceum. I am pretty sure that is not what it is, but... on thop of that it's not doing well. Little by little is getting worst. I repotted couple of weeks ago, used peroxide used... everything I could think of... and nothing can make this guy happy! Is it history or I still have a chance?! Any help will be greatly appreciated!!! (btw this is my only dendrochilum, so I am not even quite sure what growing conditions it likes)
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    Doesn't sound that this is dendrochilum glumaceum, the leaves should be long and slender.Probably you can use the combination of sphagnum moss and tree fern fibres
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    Thanks, Zainal!
    I was researching about it since I bought it and that's why I said I think the tag is wrong. May be if I can nurse it back and see the blooms one day?!?! I HOPE!!!! But it doesn't like enything I do...

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    I think I found possible name for this guy. Dendrochilum anfractum. Any toughts?

    File: Dendrochilum anfractum.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    I think I found possible name for this guy. Dendrochilum anfractum. Any toughts?
    Looks very close! Here's to the chance!

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    hi margo,
    could well be anfractum, but couldnt find much about the cultivation.
    only 60 - 83 f, temperature.

    hope we have some dendrochilum specialist here to help you out.

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    Thanks, Bruce and Ron.
    Ron, I didn't find much about it either... The temps look like that might be the reason... We hardly get temps under 90 here... I hope it gets better...

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    Margo, I notice in the photo that the roots that are showing are skinny, fine textured roots. Are they all like that? Or are some fatter like Phal and catt roots? You may need a finer (smaller) grade of bark mix for plants with the finer roots.

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    Cindi, all the roots look like that and is not easy to tell wich are bad... On top of that I am pretty sure the tag is wrong and I don't know what growing conditions it needs... The plant is small- bulbs are about 1.5-2 inch high and the leaf is appx 2". When I bought it, it had several bulbs black and kinda dry that I removed very easy, but the good bulbs were more full. Now it just keeps getting worst and worst every day.

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    Margo,

    I am not personally familiar with this genus but I do have some information that might help you. It seems that both species you mentioned grow in high altitudes so there native habitat is a little bit hard to replicate.

    They like temps around 65F-70F in the summer during the day and night time temps averaging around 55F. Winter temp averages are slightly lower. With a 11-14F range in between daytime and night time temps.

    They also like extremely high humidity levels, around 85% to 90%. The article I have specifically mentions mounting these species but also mentions that growers have had success with bark mixes. It just needs to be well aerated and not remain soggy. They seem to like heavy waterings but like to dry out just as fast.

    I hope some of this helps. Good Luck

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