Re-flowering Orchids

Dendrobiums

by Tony Borowiecki

(1.) Can a "Beallara Tahoma Glacier" be induced to re-flower on an existing spike, like some/most moth orchids?? I purchased one in-bud, but evidently it was either hurt in transit or it is not happy with its new environment. The one spike's last 8" or so is brown and curled back on itself. Can I cut the spike off, just above a lower node with any hope of it re-animating some flower buds?? 

(2.) Will a "Ben Berliner" benefit from more regular application of weak feertilizer this time of year - almost Winter, here in S. Carolina. The plant is strictly indoor under lights. I've been fertilizing approx. 1/month, and it looks healthy as heck but no flowers in 18 months. 

Thanks.

 

Tony B.                                              [email protected]

Mt. Pleasant, SC

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