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Old 08-11-2018, 06:26 AM
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Does this need splitting?

Hi everyone! I'm new to the world of orchid keeping but a long-time plant lover. I was recently given a Dendrobium as a house warming gift and it sparked my interest in getting more involved in orchid growing.
I was reading an article about Dendrobium care and it mentioned cutting and repotting and baby/keiki sprouts from the plant.

Are these what the article was talking about? The light green growth? Or can anyone advise what this plant needs at the moment? It seems a bit top heavy for the stem at soil level. Is this normal?

Its flowers are nearly gone, it lives on a window sill that is sunny in the morning. Watering with a mix of rainwater (when available) and boiled cooled tap water.

Thank you for any advice.
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No, that's a small plant. It may need repotting is the mix is breaking down but I would keep that plant as it is for now.
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Hi Bolero,

Thanks so much for your reply. The main stalk in about 12 inches tall. How big can I expect it to get and how will I know if the mix is breaking down?

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Hi Bolero,

Thanks so much for your reply. The main stalk in about 12 inches tall. How big can I expect it to get and how will I know if the mix is breaking down?

Thank you
Actually the mix breaking down is a thing of experience. Can you take a close up photo of the mix and we will see if we can tell you what's happening. The plant is still compact so I wouldn't split it yet. How long have you had the plant?
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Sorry for the delay, here are the pics. Thanks again for your help.
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