Return to the Orchids Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Newbie to dendrobium care

Posted by zackey GA 8b (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 30, 11 at 2:09

I never knew that dendrobiums needed a resting spell. I've always watered mine and it blooms every year. It looks kinda stressed now. I fertilized it about a month ago with Osmocote. It's a purple one. How can I find out what kind it is?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Newbie to dendrobium care

Look at where the flowers come from, if they appear at the sides of the pseudobulb (cane) in groups of two or three it is a soft-cane or nobile type.

If the flowers grow on a long stem coming near the top of the pseudobulb it is probably a warm growing type that doesn't need a rest.

Does the plant have a name tag?

RE: Newbie to dendrobium care

It didn't have a tag when I got it. It has the long stem at the top of the plant. Thanks. I'll have to look and see if I can find the other kind. Do you think most stores carry what I have instead of the other one?

RE: Newbie to dendrobium care

The type you have is more common in the south. The nobile types prefer a cool climate and need a rest. I hardly ever see them for sale where I am.

Yours may be a phalenopsis type. look it up and see if the blooms look similar. If so, it can get pretty large, unless it's a miniature one.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Orchids Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here