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Dendrobium dickasonii winter rest

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Raven, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Raven

    Raven Active Member

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    My D. dickasonii decided to bloom. This is a new species in my collection and I wonder if I need to give it winter rest or not. Technically, the plant believes it is spring now...
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I give mine a dry rest.
     
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    If it doesn't have leaves, rest. If the leaves are going to fall off, rest. That's my MO for unicum and lamyaiae at least.
     
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    Thanks! It does not have leaves. Would you suggest to reduce water completely, or water at least once every two weeks? I grow some other species with dry winter rest, and I found that they do better when I water them at least a bit during winter.
     
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    Thank you Marni. By dry do you mean no water at all, or water infrequently? I grow it more like intermediate than cool (55F min nights in winter, 70-72F days).
     
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    If it's mounted and can be dried quickly, not that big of an issue to mist. If potted, same thing applies. Don't let it stay wet if it gets wet.
     
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    The last few years, I usually mist occasionally. If the weather is sunny/dry perhaps twice a week. But I don't mist heavily. More to equal morning dew.
     
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