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Den Spike Dried

This is a discussion on Den Spike Dried within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is a Den. Griffithianum I bought 2 months ago. I thought I would get ...

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    Default Den Spike Dried

    This is a Den. Griffithianum I bought 2 months ago. I thought I would get blooms in a few weeks since I noticed a nice green spike 3 weeks. Now the spike dried up. Do you know what was causing this? Too much water, not enough light?

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    Hi , It is probably because of the move diffrent Temps. light ect . Mine bloomed several months ago , yours might be out of sync with the normal bloom time .
    Mine is in med. light , watered before completly dry , that is about it, not a picky plant . no rest period . Sorry it dried up, it will bloom again . Gin

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    Thanks, Gin. The vendor said it usually blooms in late summer or fall, that's why I was having my hope high. Maybe it is like you said, the effect of move. I also watered it a little too much on mine, maybe it was one of the factor also. Yours usually blooms in the Spring?

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    Hi , Mine did bloom in the spring , after reading your post I checked mine out it does have a spike so it must bloom more than once a year .
    I bet yours will put on another one
    I moved the one I have to a slat basket last year it had outgrown the pot , seems to like it .... Gin

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    Hi Gin and Qing,

    I'm not familiar with that Dend. What sub-genus does it belong to? The p-bulbs and leaves look quite unusual for a Dend.

    Julie

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    I believe griffithianum's subgen is callista.

    I have this plant as well and probably bought it at the same time as Qing. Nada so far for me!

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    Is there any site that explains the various sub-genera of Dends, and lists what species belong to each? (And explains their culture?)

    I've picked up some, but it's really just a smattering. Anybody have any good sources?

    Julie

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    Gin, I got another spike on my Griffithianum, hopefully this one won't dry out. Should I give it more water or less when it is in spike? How long does your flower last?

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    This is what my Dendribuim book has to sat about your orchid, not to informative but it has a little info about it's care.
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    Thinks Cin. It looks like the culture for my den will be similar to D. Farmeri, but the flowers last only a few days? How disappointed!

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