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Dendrobium anosmum "Touch of Class"

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Ricardo, Oct 7, 2019.

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  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Many years ago I started growing Den. anosmum on the bottom of pots. The reason was that an adult plant with full sized canes (three to four canes, each four or five feet long) would pull the pot into its side and make watering difficult. Then I started growing them in wire baskets. This is Den. anosmum "touch of class". Its single adult cane was bent, probably due to being moved from one place to another in relation to the main light source during the growing season. I decided to grow it on the underside of a wire basket. It responded well and initiated two growths at the same time. This year's canes still have to grow a bit to match the largest cane it has but they will probably get there and maybe grow a bit more by December which is the end of the growing season for anosmum locally. You can see the many roots the plant sent into the basket. den anosmum t.JPG IMG_2682 (2).JPG
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great idea!
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I brought this plant in the this year's Spring, with a single adult cane. It was in a tiny pot which would have made it difficult to manage it when it became larger. These type of Dendrobium can grow at a ferocious rate since they have about nine months to produce a cane that is five to six feet long and has enough reserves to last the dry season and to bloom the next year. These plants also produce a lot of roots since every year they usually lose the part of the root system associated with their older canes.