Care of Dendrobium Orchids

 


Article by: Robert Roy

Dendrobiums

This month I am focusing our attention to the care of Dendrobiums. These are one of the most popular of retail orchid plants. , Birdbaths They are a true epiphyte or air plant. , Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting There pseudopods can gather and hold water , What Does A Brassia Orchid Plant And A Spider Have In Common? very efficiently. Generally there will be a hybrid phalaenopsis and dendrobium, commonly known as Dtps.

Potting

This needs only to be done every two to three years and it should be with a porous, free draining media. This may be a combination of wood , Patio Chairs - Why My Green Patio Metal Bench Is Giving Me Immense Satisfaction chips, small stone , Adirondack Furniture - What It is and Why You Want It and and pieces of styrofoam peanuts. This will allow the draining of water , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 and fertilizer. Dendrobiums seem to grow , Flower Delivery best when the pot , What Does A Brassia Orchid Plant And A Spider Have In Common? is smaller than the size of the orchid plant. , How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos

Lighting

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Temperature

These plants , Types of Water Gardens need a difference in temperature , What Does A Brassia Orchid Plant And A Spider Have In Common? between the night and day. Preferably this difference should be about 10 - 15 degrees. The night temps they like is 60-65 with days between 80 - 90.

Air circulation is needed and is especially when the temps are above 90 degrees.

Water

Like most orchids , Deck Swing Buying and Assembling Tips Dendrobiums need to be kept moist while actively growing. , Bring the Smell of Nature into Your Home with These Fragrant Flowers When it is mature, as are most of orchids-plus-more.com plants , Adirondack Furniture - What It is and Why You Want It they should dry between watering.

Dendrobiums thrive when the humidity is about 50 - 60%. Humidity trays are usually needed while the plant , The Truth About Geraniums is in the home. , Guide To Growing Annuals

Fertilizer

Use a balance fertilizer like Jack's Classic 20-20-20. Use weakly, weekly. That is, use a solution which is between 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended dosage.

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