Re: Dendrobium with "babies"?

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Posted by amy on June 15, 2003 at 10:27:13:

In Reply to: Dendrobium with posted by LL on June 12, 2003 at 06:46:25:

It is important (in this case) for us to know what kind of dendrob you have? Were the flowers on a spike similar to phalenopsis spike or were they on a thick, plump cane at each "joint" of the cane? If you have the 2nd type with plump canes, then you likely have a nobile type dendrob and the yellow leaves, etc are perfectly normal and the little sprout at the plant's base is a baby plant called a "keikei". If this is the type plant you have, it does like high light. Bright filtered sunlight. The nobile types do lose their leaves. So if this is your type, sounds normal and good.

: I was given a dendrobium orchid about three months ago. It has a stem full of blooms, but one by one they fell off. Then one by one the leaves started turning yellow and falling off. I moved it out of bright light (it was getting the same light as my african violets- which are thriving!) and cut back to watering it every other week. I thought it was just going to completely die on me slowly, but when I looked at it a few days ago, I saw two little sprouts coming out of it's base! They are healthy looking. Is this normal? What do I do now to prevent them from dying? Thanks!

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