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Den. crepidiferum- reduce watering?

This is a discussion on Den. crepidiferum- reduce watering? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Dendrobium crepidiferum aka den. sualwesiense , that seems to be growing along ...

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    Question Den. crepidiferum- reduce watering?

    I have a Dendrobium crepidiferum aka den. sualwesiense, that seems to be growing along well now after sluggish growing during the summer. I had to repot is several times, so the plant is just recently setteled in and started producing more leaves. My question is:
    Should I reduce the water as per other similar den's or keep normal watering to keep up with the new growths?

    The new canes are only about 8 inches tall but the bottoms seem to be maturing. Since the other old canes are up to 2 feet tall I am not sure how much growth per season is normal. For now I have reduced it's water and let temp drop a bit at night, is this the best thing for these new growths?
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    Nope. This dend does not require a dry winter rest like the nobile types. Keep it evenly moist year-round.

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    I have a few of the ones that stay green and grow all winter. I haven't even slowed down on their food. One of mine even has a spike growing right now....

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