Go Back   Orchid Forum Orchid Care > Orchid Care > Orchid Care Cultivation

Like Tree8Likes
  • 1 Post By Bolero
  • 3 Post By Clarevh
  • 1 Post By Bolero
  • 1 Post By Leafmite
  • 1 Post By gingerhill
  • 1 Post By Bolero

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2016, 11:32 PM
gingerhill's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 509
Thanks: 209
Thanked 122 Times in 106 Posts
gingerhill is on a distinguished road
I think I killed my Den. Laevifolium

It has been naked for quite a while now after blooming last summer/fall. It was just starting to put up tiny new leaves, but they kind of stopped growing, so I thought I'd repot it in some new sphagnum. I did so and now all the tiny little new leaves have dried up, so do you think it is dead ? or do you think it may still put up some new growth or new leaves ?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2016, 02:58 AM
Bolero's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Geelong, Australia
Posts: 4,190
Thanks: 3,300
Thanked 3,391 Times in 1,217 Posts
Bolero is on a distinguished road
Do you have a photo? I am not sure what to say but in your climate it shouldn't be going backwards this time of year. There may be some hope. Are the growths firm?
gingerhill likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2016, 08:05 AM
Clarevh's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London
Posts: 119
Images: 78
Thanks: 12
Thanked 22 Times in 11 Posts
Clarevh is on a distinguished road
I am often surprised at how orchids recover or send out keikis even under the most dire of situations. So my new policy is that as long as the canes/pseudobulbs are green, I keep on watering and see what happens.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Clarevh For This Useful Post:
Bolero (04-05-2016)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2016, 04:39 PM
Bolero's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Geelong, Australia
Posts: 4,190
Thanks: 3,300
Thanked 3,391 Times in 1,217 Posts
Bolero is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clarevh View Post
I am often surprised at how orchids recover or send out keikis even under the most dire of situations. So my new policy is that as long as the canes/pseudobulbs are green, I keep on watering and see what happens.

That's a great policy.
gingerhill likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2016, 04:46 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
Does it have new growth? If it doesn't yet, it should soon start them. I don't have this Dendrobium but it is the growing season....
Some Dendrobiums don't like their roots disturbed and it is often recommended not to do so until they have new growth. It should recover. Just give it the right light and conditions and all should be well (be careful not to keep it too wet until you see new roots or it might rot).
gingerhill likes this.
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2016, 10:51 PM
gingerhill's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 509
Thanks: 209
Thanked 122 Times in 106 Posts
gingerhill is on a distinguished road
Thanks all for your replies. The bulbs actually are green still, even tho kind of wrinkled. No sign of new growth. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Bolero likes this.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gingerhill For This Useful Post:
Bolero (04-06-2016)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2016, 03:01 AM
Bolero's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Geelong, Australia
Posts: 4,190
Thanks: 3,300
Thanked 3,391 Times in 1,217 Posts
Bolero is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by gingerhill View Post
Thanks all for your replies. The bulbs actually are green still, even tho kind of wrinkled. No sign of new growth. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Yes if the roots are ok and they are slightly wrinkled then give it more water as it warms up, it will form new growths and will hopefully be ok.

They like warm weather so might take off for you. Make sure it gets plenty of light, air movement and fertiliser when the new growths form as well.
gingerhill likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2016, 07:52 PM
syndywindy's Avatar
Super Moderator Photobucket
Photo 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: Apr 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 7,391
Images: 2
Thanks: 5,954
Thanked 5,860 Times in 2,947 Posts
syndywindy is on a distinguished road
I have a few laevifolium. My alba form was getting loose on it's mount so after it finished blooming I remounted it. It always looked good even when it was out of bloom and leafless. It looked pretty sickly for a few months but the roots were fine so I let it be. It is now just starting to show the tips of new leaves. So I'd say if the roots and pb's look ok hang in there and give it done time.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________


Life is Good Today! Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die tomorrow.

Synda
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to syndywindy For This Useful Post:
gingerhill (04-13-2016)
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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On







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