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dendrochilium tenellum advice?

This is a discussion on dendrochilium tenellum advice? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello everyone, I have a dendrochilium tenellum. It's a little thing in a four-inch pot, ...

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a dendrochilium tenellum. It's a little thing in a four-inch pot, potted in bark. I'm not seeing any new growth on it (which is usually what I watch for to make sure my orchids are adjusting well), and recently a couple of its grasslike leaves have turned brown and fallen off.

    I'm not familiar with this type of orchid, so I don't know whether that's normal, or signifies a problem. Any thoughts? It's potted in bark, and my other orchids have generally done much better with moss, so I'm wondering if I should try changing the medium. The environment in here is also a bit dry, though my other orchids have been fine with that. (They're all over drip trays that provide some humidity.)

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    I don't grow that one, but do grow dendrochilium gracile. It came in moss, with instructions to keep moist, letting it almost dry (so the roots can breathe), but never completely dry. Mine seems happy with that. Not sure if that helps!

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    I wouldn't use moss, maybe just a bit, they dont like wet feet at all, airflow could be the reason for the brown leaves. I only have 1 plant here and it still has to settle in as well, it can take almost Vanda-like light conditions.

    Hope that helps!

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    Thanks for the help. :-)

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