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Dockrillia teretifolia

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Marni, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have any suggestion for getting divisions of this to root. I have a big plant of this cascading species that never puts out roots on any of the growths hanging down. I have tried taking a nice branched piece and mounting it on and it slowly withered and *poof* it was gone.
     
  2. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    It's a PITA to make divisions on this one. I've had some luck with teretifolium and schoeninum if I put the divisions in pleurothallis light, constant moisture at the rhizome, and reduced air movement. It also helps to make sure as much of the rhizome, as possible, is in contact with the mount.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Dale. This thing needs a hair cut when it finishes blooming.

    Do you lay the mount down or is it vertical?
     
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    Vertical.
     
  5. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Damn I could have used this thread this summer. I was given a piece of this and it did not root and dimped on me :(
     
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    Einstein Expatriate

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    I may have an extra piece laying around, Tom. Remind me after the Spring thaw
     
  7. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    These mongrels can be Bad Tempered SOB's, I had a fair sized one (about 8years old) on a Casurina mount that rotted out, I removed what was left of the old mount and very carefully tied it to a new mount (cork). Bloody thing never put out a new root and died with in about 4 months.:mad: All I ended up with was a pile of kindling. I have had success getting back cuts to grow by cutting through the rhizome but only back towards the oldest part of the rhizome, I wouldn't dare go any further towards the newer growths. This is only done to help bulk up the plant. I have never tried to take the back cut off the mount after the earlier experience.:eek:
     
  8. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I might have to take you up on that.....Thanks Joe ;)