How to Grow and Care for Orchids
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How should I care for my Dendrobium orchid after the flowers have faded?

I have a nobile Dendrobium orchid that has flowers which are fading. There's a tall stalk with nothing but flowers that grow from the sides of the stalk. The stalk has no leaves, only flowers. At the base are 2 small suckers with leaves. I am concerned about what to do with the main stalk after all the flowers are gone. It will be completely bare. Should I cut it or what. I would greatly appreciate any advice from someone with experience growing nobile Dendrobiums. Thank you.

Give it a while to shrivel back. Then cut it to live growth, dab it with something antiseptic (like sulpher flowers) and let it do its thing. They are pretty hard to kill.

4 comments

1 freshbliss { 04.10.07 at 8:09 pm }

Give it a while to shrivel back. Then cut it to live growth, dab it with something antiseptic (like sulpher flowers) and let it do its thing. They are pretty hard to kill.
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2 The Amazing Dr. Jabroogenheimer { 04.10.07 at 10:22 pm }

When the suckers are 3 inches long and have at least 10 roots each about 1 inch long, cut them off below the roots and put them in their own pots and care for them as usual. I don't know if the big one can be saved. Bye! 🙂
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3 reynwater { 04.11.07 at 2:28 am }

Here are some sites for your perusal.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=dendrobium+orchid+care&fr=ush-ans
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4 kaneijim { 04.11.07 at 6:50 am }

I would suggest going on line there are plenty of sites to help you transplant and take care of orchids.
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