Dendrobium grow and care – orchid herbaceous some species can epiphytic of the genus Dendrobium, Dendrobium Perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower plant or some species as medical plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b-11.
Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf fleshy grow on like a bulb.
Flower color can be: purple, white, yellow, orange, pink, red, black, brown, green mostly more than one color, flower shape it’s five petals in elliptic shape, and one petal in the middle in trumpet shape with decoration.
Recommend temperature for bloom at day time 18C (65F) – 30C (85F) at night time 5C (40F) – 15C (60F) but can survive be higher temperature 35C (95F) and lower 1C (34F), moist, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil, humidity 50% and little bit more
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? Yes, in order to get the same
Difficulties or problems when growing: Need to keep wet all the time without to grow it in the ground or pot
Planting season: Autumn / Winter / Spring
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Spring
How to prune: Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies
Size of the plant? 30-70 cm, 12-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Autumn / Winter / Spring
General information about the flower: Flower shape it’s five petals in elliptic shape, and one petal in the middle in trumpet shape with decoration, color can be: purple, white, yellow, orange, pink, red, black, brown, green, mostly more than one color