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Dendrobium Williamsonii - leaves

This is a discussion on Dendrobium Williamsonii - leaves within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi guys, Should I be worried about this? I did not wet the leaves or ...

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    Default Dendrobium Williamsonii - leaves

    Hi guys,

    Should I be worried about this? I did not wet the leaves or anything like that and I keep it away from direct sun. It just happened. I have no experience with dendrobium orchids really..

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    It looks like Dendrobium Nobile type.

    Normally its leave will fall off once they get matured. Newly repotted or newly acquired plant may shred it leaves as they suffer environmental shock. If you touch the plant & you feel firm then it should be ok. Also check roots. If there is root rot, then it may shred leaves as well. Don't bury plant too deep inside potting medium.

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    Cool, thank you!

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    How is this plant doing Aneta?

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    I would be inclined to check the roots. Also, you don't need the stake support anymore, it should stand on it's own.
    I imagine the stake was put there to support the flower stalk that it had.

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    Dend williamsonii is a species from section Formosae (black hairy leaved). Most of these do not drop all of their leaves, unlike section Nobile. Especially seedlings do not tend to lose leaves. They are best grown like cattleya, ample water but very well drained. They take light levels from phalaenopsis to cattleya levels. Leaf loss could result from some kind of shock (transplanting, excessive heat or cold, low humidity).

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    Its too young to have flowered. Possibly needs to be watered more often. Seedlings require more water than older plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    How is this plant doing Aneta?
    It's doing great. I gave it away to a friend, but it's growing well and it flowered last year.

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    Excellent! Nice to meet you! Love your Phal. Leco Star Lace

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    Thank you!

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