Go Back   Orchid Forum Orchid Care > The Orchid Geeks > Newbie Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2016, 03:48 PM
cjm3fl's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Heartland of Florida
Posts: 40
Thanks: 3
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
cjm3fl is on a distinguished road
ID for new Dendrobium(?) flower stalk

The Green Thumb Festival in St. Petersburg, FL was a great event this past Sunday. But my backseat was pretty full when I finally left.

I got these "canes/flower stalks" while there.
I purchased some potted plants, others there were buying these "sticks" also.
The owner was a small Japanese woman and I couldn't understand what she was saying, but she was miming that I should just stick the bottom ends in something (a potting medium I'm sure) and "easy, easy flower".
I got one "stick" each for a white, pink, and purple blooming orchid.

Two of the "sticks" are 36-38 inches long. The other one is about 24 inches.
One of the long ones seems to have the attaching part of the blooms still on it all the from the bottom to the tip.
The other long one is bare of these.
The shorter one has a couple fading blooms still on it.

I'm planning on dipping the ends in rooting hormone and wrapping in some moist moss, putting the bottom in a small orchid (clear-ish plastic) pot.
I'll put the pot in a plastic sandwich baggie and use a bread twisty around the top to tie up the opening. This should create a nice humid environment for the growth of new roots.

In the picture is also a piece of Vanilla orchid which will be for another discussion.


Anyway, any ideas about these guys.
Someone suggest the could be Dendrobiums but nothing else.
I don't need an exact ID on the but if they are Dendrobiums then maybe some help with what kind of Dendro.
That will help with the care and future potting/mounting needs.

I'm also putting in a pic of one of the faded white blooms on the one "stick".

Anyway, thanks for any help ahead of time...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ochid flower stalks 1.jpg (45.7 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg orchid stalk flower 2.jpg (37.2 KB, 13 views)
__________________
Chuck

Last edited by cjm3fl; 04-29-2016 at 03:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2016, 06:53 AM
katrina's Avatar
Administrator
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 8,722
Thanks: 4,153
Thanked 5,372 Times in 3,084 Posts
katrina is on a distinguished road
I'm only seeing the "stick" pics and it's definitely a dendrobium. I could be wrong but I doubt you'll see new roots from the end piece...more likely you'll get rooting/keiki development from areas along the cane. These kind tend to develop keikis along the nodes sometimes so I would think that would be your best bet. If it were mine, and I lived in the climate that you do, I would just hang it somehow and water is a couple of times a day and then hope it pops something along one (or more!) of those nodes. I don't work with keiki paste but it certainly can't hurt to apply it along those nodes and see what happens. Good luck with it!
__________________
Kat
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2016, 08:50 AM
cjm3fl's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Heartland of Florida
Posts: 40
Thanks: 3
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
cjm3fl is on a distinguished road
Sorry, wrong picture...
Here's ones showing the vanilla.
My bad


p.s.: vanilla info: about 12 inches in length and the leaves are 5 inches long
Attached Images
File Type: jpg orchid stalk and piece 1.jpg (53.0 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg orchid piece 1.jpg (35.3 KB, 3 views)
__________________
Chuck
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2016, 09:16 PM
Fishmom's Avatar
Senior Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Benicia, California, USA
Posts: 2,571
Images: 192
Thanks: 508
Thanked 1,207 Times in 901 Posts
Fishmom is on a distinguished road
I know that others have also had success by just laying an old den cane on top of a bed of sphagnum moss and keeping it moist. If watering multiple times a day would be a problem, this might work more easily. I would probably soak it in a kelp solution first. I think that laying it down in contact with the moss might give each separate node an equal chance at sprouting. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fishmom For This Useful Post:
cjm3fl (04-30-2016)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2016, 11:01 PM
cjm3fl's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Heartland of Florida
Posts: 40
Thanks: 3
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
cjm3fl is on a distinguished road
Any thoughts about cutting the things into smaller pieces?
I could get 3 from each without a problem and use some long planter boxes I have.
__________________
Chuck
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2016, 11:33 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,107 Times in 1,013 Posts
Leafmite is on a distinguished road
The vanilla should root easily. Just keep it warm and in shade until it is established.
The canes look interesting. Good luck!
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2016, 12:58 AM
Fishmom's Avatar
Senior Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Benicia, California, USA
Posts: 2,571
Images: 192
Thanks: 508
Thanked 1,207 Times in 901 Posts
Fishmom is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjm3fl View Post
Any thoughts about cutting the things into smaller pieces?
I could get 3 from each without a problem and use some long planter boxes I have.
That would make sense. I would probably leave them as long as I could, conveniently.
I'd be trying to keep as many resources as possible available for any resulting sprout.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mini phal growing new leaf on flower stalk forcenut53 Orchid Care Cultivation 2 06-23-2014 11:28 AM
Is my flower stalk trimmed short enough? beautifulbunny Orchid Care Cultivation 20 07-20-2009 12:42 AM
the flower stalk longhorn cattleya Orchid Care Cultivation 4 06-08-2009 01:05 AM
Tying/Clipping a Flower Stalk jbrinnen Newbie Questions 1 10-16-2006 03:51 PM






Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
Orchid Forum

vBskin developed by: CreationLab