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Dendobium orchid

Can anyone advice me why my healthy orchid hasn't flowered this year please. Iv fed it over the summer with orchid feed. Its got lovely healthy green leaves. 


  • @Nanny Beach grows these … ive given her a nudge so hopefully she’ll be along to help soon … 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    Hello dove,lots of nudging going on! Has it ever flowered Susan? They are quite touchy. Realistically mine flower every 2years and late winter. I only feed my orchids if they have buds or flowers, otherwise,yes,you get nice green leaves. What is your watering routine, where is it kept?
  • It had flowers on when my daughter in law bought it me last year, after losing my son. So i have caed for it just over a year. I only water it very sparingly about once a fortnight. Thank you for your reply.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    Am so sorry for your loss. Where do you keep the orchid? 
  • Thank you. I keep it on my kitchen window sill.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,594
    edited November 2021
    It looks very healthy but could have been forced into flower when you had it.
    Don't give up.
    It will need to sort itself out in its new home with you.
    Don't feed it anymore and keep watering down. If you can use rain water.
    Put it on a gravel tray and spray it to keep the humidity up.
    It will come back and kitchen window sills are where we first grew our orchids.
  • Cheers for you reply and tips. I wont give up on it.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    Mine are not sitting on shingle,they were when I had a few,there are too many now. These ones are happier with more heat and sun than the Moth orchid. They do like warmth.
    Rain water if you can access it,I water all year,don't feed unless there's buds or flowers.
  • Thank you.
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