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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:44 am 
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I have had this plant from a seedling bought about seven years ago. It has bulked up well and is now filling a 5" pot and all looks healthy. My problem is that I have only managed to flower it once, in Aug 2014.

Does anyone grow this and if so any tips on getting it to flower?


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It looks flowering size so it should flower, when I have plant that refuse to flowered struggle to flower I give them a a tomatoe feed for several months to try and bulk/force In to flower.

they seem to tolerate high light as we had them in the greenhouse with no protection bar a mist every 1/2hr. I would also surgest a dry winter rest only watering it if it get very wrinkly.

I am have a very similar problem with dendrobium speciosa refusing to flower its flowering size rather small by I, have with held water since October and only just started watering it this month on a weekly basis.


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Drop the temperature down below 10C for two or three weeks in winter.


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I have the same problem with my plant. It grows beautifully but doesn't flower. I assume it wants a cool dry rest in winter to make it flower.

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Also they like a lot of water, twice a day, and very bright light. Ours is in the greenhouse roof, in the brightest possible position (but some shading from the polycarb).


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Thanks all for your input. Silver is yours mounted or potted?

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Thanks all for your input. Silver is yours mounted or potted?


It's in a hanging basket, we put an automatic spray over it which runs twice a day. We did this based on an internet post from a guy in the states who had a huge specimen and it seemed to work. I think he was keeping his in full sun as well.



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