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No id Den not doing so well

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by annabanana1987, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. annabanana1987

    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    Hey everyone ♡ hope your doing well I just noticed that this no id Den is what I think producing a spike uploadfromtaptalk1398296466098.jpg now I wouldn't be worried if I didnt radically almost kill it buy a miss guided attempt to re-pot last fall... buy cutting off old root. I bought this hybrid im guessing it is from a grocery store out of bloom bc it was sad and over watered I let it dry out and all the roots where horrible so I cut them all off. I have become a little more knowable and I think some of them might have been fine live and learn. uploadfromtaptalk1398296642771.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1398296654592.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1398296667994.jpg but uts now loosing leaves quickly shouldn't have bot given it a winter rest? Also I think it pouring all it energy into building that bloom
    This poor thing :-( I have a taller one that's giving out new growth at the bottem which is what they should be doing at this time. Which is why im scared to ask why this one thinks it needs to reproduce right now. And how to I stop a bloom that's detrimental to a plants health?

    Any help is good help ♡
    This poor plant !

    I have become way more careful with roots hahaha
     
  2. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    The plant look fine to me. I don't think that it blooming is going to be detrimental to it's health. Keep in mind that even though your two dendros may look similar just because one is putting out growth doesn't mean the other one should be doing the same.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Others may say differently but the cane that is spiking looks very healthy and plump to me.

    ahh, Zach beat me to it. I agree with everything he just said.
     
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    Even though all the canes lost its leaves all of a sudden? 5 out of 7
     
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    The two big ones still have leave
     
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    Yes the look healthy but I never know with these two lol. Since there's no id I can look up any general info.
    Thank you so much ZWUM and KellyW
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1400064667329.jpg getting bigger ! uploadfromtaptalk1400064689012.jpg and its brother just put out two new growths... I think they will be ok. Although the second growth just showed up and is bigger then the first one.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looks happy and healthy. Way to grow!
     
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    With the new growths and new roots coming, this would be a good time to repot them in to a smaller pot. Dendrobiums in particular like to be in relatively small pots.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, would you do the repotting while it is in spike like that?
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1400101334492.jpg this is the size of the den putting out the new growth. I have it in a pot that would keep itself stable ? If I find a smaller pot it will need to be fastened down I will do such and get back to you
     
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    But yes to the question should I re pot the one in spike?
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1400101484329.jpg blue pot is the den in spike and red pot is the one with new growths
     
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    If you're careful not to break root tips, I wouldn't worry about it. It would be a greater benefit to the plant to be in a pot that is only large enough for its roots. Especially the Phalaenanthe section. Really, they don't need to have a winter rest, because they usually don't go into lower temperatures. Reduced yes, dormant? No.
     
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    If you wait until the spike is finished, the new growth and new roots will be fairly far along and will be easily damaged. You may loose the spike this year if you repot. You may not. Certain types of dendrobiums will be top heavy. It is best to pot it in a smaller pot and then wedge that into a larger pot (terra cotta or other heavy material) perhaps surrounded with gravel or LECA between the two pots to give it stability.
     
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