Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dendrobium Victoria Reginae--making a fast attempt at recovery

     This is what my den victoria-reginae looks like today.  The larger old cane remains unchanged, while the young new one seems to be rapidly giving up.  The picture actually shows the yellowing of the cane even more clearly than the naked eye.

     Instead, all the rapid growth seems to be happening at the base of the orchid.  Two new roots (as I first noticed here) are now clearly visible.  Meanwhile, the little bud off the old cane (at the bottom of the picture) seems to be the start of a new growth. I've been misting the roots every couple of days to help get more moisture to the plant, while still keeping the watering on the sparse side.

A desperate attempt at survival

This rate of growth is quite rapid considering that this is what everything looked like this just 3 weeks ago:

     Now I just have to hope that these new roots survive once they penetrate into the growth media.



  1. Love your blog! Keep up the good work!

  2. is it really hard to have that plant?? i have seen a lot of pictures like that plant without flower? seems to be dying

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    1. I'm not sure if Den victoria-reginae is considered a difficult orchid to grow or not. It's not a typical "begginer's orchid" the way phals or oncidiums are described, but I also don't think it's in the same category of difficulty as the ghost orchid, for example.

      It's not died on me yet--so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!