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Den. anosmum alba problem

This is a discussion on Den. anosmum alba problem within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Dendrobium anosmum alba that won't grow. When I say 'won't grow' I ...

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    Default Den. anosmum alba problem

    I have a Dendrobium anosmum alba that won't grow. When I say 'won't grow' I mean each year it puts up a pile of new canes that only grow to around 5" and then stop with an apparently normal terminal leaf.

    The plant looks exactly like the more common purple variety that grow and flower just great for me except these canes won't grow to normal length. Naturally, I don't get flowers from the problem alba plant.

    Can anyone offer suggestions as to what I am doing wrong or what may be wrong with the plant?

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    It probably needs alot more light

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    The lkist of possibilities are endless. But, I would move it to a different location. And I would treat it differently from what you have been doing. It sounds like it is healthy, but not thriving. More light, repot, more fert. more water? Something needs to jump start it to bloom.

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    Thanks Byron/Craig. I will put it outside with my other soft cane Dens. that are undergoing their pre flowering hardening up and give it heaps of feeding and see what happens.

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