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Old 08-10-2011, 06:27 PM
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Dendrobium aggregatum

Hello all, i have a Dendrobium Aggregatum. i have had it for four years it is growing well and it had a lot of blooms the most it has had so far.the blooms this spring were so pretty. my questions are is it ok to add more sphagnum moss to cover up the exposed roots there are a lot of them also or should i not. and how do i start a new plant from the mother plant.really love this plant. Thanks so much Tommy
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look like you have a decent size clump of plant. I would let it grow to a bigger clump before I divide it. If more moss is added to it, the risk of fungus infection would increase. So i wouldn't do anything.
You could have a big clump without doing anything.
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If you add more sphag it would cut down on the watering but it is doing so good I wouldn't change anything.

It would be really hard to divide a mounted Den without destroying part or most of it. Your best chance would be to pluck off a new growth before the roots attach to the mount. It would take a long time for a singleton growth to get big enough to bloom.

Your best choice would be to buy another one or buy a different orchid to keep your aggregatum company! Your aggregatum is a species so no cap is used in the name.

Your plant is gorgeous.

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I agree with Brooke she and digital are saying just about the same thing there.
Its developing into a nice large plant which will make a beautiful display of blooms when it gets even bigger . Its gorgeous right now!!
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