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what is a den. nobile type? Which of my dens need a cold winter rest?

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    Default what is a den. nobile type? Which of my dens need a cold winter rest?

    This will be my first winter with orchids. I've managed to keep most of them alive -- and many happy, too -- through the summer but I'm a little worried about the winter. I'm trying to figure out which of my dens need a cold winter rest. I keep reading about a nobile type orchid, but I don't know what that means, or how I know if I have one.

    I have Dens
    parishii,
    loddigessii,
    little sweet scent,
    nestor,
    second love,
    woo leng,
    kingianum,
    ise pearl.

    If anyone could
    tell me which of mine need a cold winter rest I'd appreciate it.

    ps. as an aside, my neo. lou sneary just started blooming again less than 3 mos after it finished it's last bloom and smells heavenly, though not strong. I'm still a little amazed I haven't killed all my orchids. Im so obsessed it's hard not to water them every day!

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    Dendrobium nobile is a deciduous species from Asia. It has been hybridized a lot to get all sorts of great coloration, and those hybrids are referred-to as "noble-types".

    I am not a grower of dendrobiums, but I am aware that the D. kingianum (not a nobile-type) needs a rest. However, "rest" is not really defined as "cold" as you suggest. Sure, a cool spell is part of it, but the important aspect is no fertilizer whatsoever.

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    Thank you, Ray! A cool winter rest with no fertilizer is alot easier to provide than a cold one.

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