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Old 09-17-2018, 09:16 PM
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Possible Spike?

So, Iíve never had a dendrobium bloom in all my years, and Iím thinking this is a spike coming? Any thoughts?

Also, what should I do to care for it since here in Ohio the winters are coming and Iíve never had to worry about a dendrobium spike!
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What is the plant name? Yes it definitely could be a flower spike.'

Dens need lots of light, as much as Cymbidiums. So that means full sun in winter and high dappled light in summer.
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Thanks for the reply. I just took another picture of what I believe is a spike. In fact, two canes actually have one of these started! So basically... Iíve never gotten one to bloom, and the first time I do, I find two spikes (fingers crossed)! Iíve also attached a photo of what the tag reads, if this helps with how I should care for it?

Hereís my biggest concern, itís September 20th and weíve been experiencing some ridiculous weather here in Cleveland the past few weeks. Today alone, it was 86 degrees and extremely high humidity to boot! This is great for Dends, however, winter is still On its way! I plan to leave it outside as long as I possibly can, but how long will this guy take to fully set some buds so I can confidently move it inside where itís protected?

Additionally, do I continue feeding it and watering regularly as I have all summer? Iíve read contradicting information online saying that I should stop feeding it and cut back on watering as well... however, that goes against everything I know about any plant, let alone orchids! Not to mention that it likely needs both in order to turn out healthy flowers, right?

Thanks for the feedback in advance!
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Hereís the additional photo...
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You can reduce watering during winter. 1 to 2 week intervals can be fine.
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