Dendrobium nobile on the move

About 18 months ago, this orchid was concerning me as he was not producing blooms or canes. In time for Christmas last year he produced half a dozen blooms, followed promptly by a new, much larger cane. This year, it seems he may be skipping the blooming part and going straight into a new growth…


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No I.D. Dendrobium Phalaenopsis is in bloom

It’s such a lovely thing to have an orchid bloom for you. For me, it means I’ve done something right and the orchid is happy.


After this orchid moved home, it did very little in the way of growing for such a long time I thought that perhaps it was throwing a tantrum. However, this orchid is now in bloom. I must have done something right.

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Dendrobium Phalaenopsis (no I.D.) update

Sometimes orchids can surprise you. We all know that orchids can take a long time to do anything, but there are times when they catch you out.


Back in April, I bought home two (rather large) orchids as my relative was no longer able to care for them. The Oncidium type orchid has bloomed already, but the Dendrobium Phalaenopsis has done nothing. Literally nothing. Well…absorbed water when it was given, but nothing else.

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Dendrobium nobile keiki: new growth

It’s been a little while since I posted about my Dendrobium nobile. Last time, he was not long in bloom and was absolutely stunning.


You may recall that I was a little concerned that he had not produced a new growth…

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Dendrobium Victoria Reginae: getting care right

About a year ago, I made a purchase from Burnham Nurseries which included a Dendrobium Victoria Reginae orchid. This particular Dendrobium is the only ‘blue’ orchid. She came from the specimen plant that is housed in Burnham’s Orchid Paradise exhibition (and it is massive!). She came to me as a single cane with leaves growing well.

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