I have a dendrobium that was in bloom when I purchased it. Since then, it has been well, and a few months ago new growth started.
That new growth has turned into a nearly mature kane, and it seems that it's the point where it might start blooming.
It lives in an office with good lighting conditions and I water/feed it about every 7 days with water soluble 19-31-17 orchid food.
Do I need to do anything special to get it to bloom (some sites suggest dropping the temperature, others suggest that it will bloom when it is fully mature).
Also I have this odd problem(?) with the leaves coming off. Instead of wilting and coming off, they seem to get "popped" off by the growth of the plant
. They slip up the kane by about 1/4", then (not being connected to the plant
any longer), wilt and die. Is this normal?