Dendrobiums are orchids which are very easy to grow and bloom profusely into very elegant flowers. Native to Southeast Asia, they can adapt to a wide range of climates and present many varieties and colours to choose from. Pink, white, brown, purple, yellow and maroon are some of the colors these grow in.Growing attached to different trees or rock surfaces in the wild, they are popularly grown as potted plants or in the ground in homes.
Common name: Dendrobium
Scientific name: Dendrobium aggregatum, Family: Orchidae
Size: Upto 4 feet
Toxicity: Generally non toxic, but it’s advisable to keep away from pets
Weekly. Dendrobiums prever high moisture content in the soil. Water generously during the growing season, keeping the soil moist always( never soggy!). Watering can be reduced during winters, but still, never let the plant go thirsty.
Direct, natural light. Orchids bloom only when they get ample sunlight. They can tolerate low light, but to get the pretty blooms, at least 4-6 hours of bright sun is needed. Protect from afternoon sun during summers.
These special plants demand a special medium for their growth. Replicating their natural habitat by growing in charcoal,moss,perlite and fir bark is the best for these plants.Buy an orchid mix from a nursery or get all these ingredients to make the perfect mix for your plant.
50 to 70 percent. If you’re living in dry areas, you may need a humidifier. Brown edges on the leaves are indicators of low humidity.
During the growing season, feed heavily with a nitrogen based liquid fertilizer, reduce fertilizing during winters.
As the plant grows, it’ll produce new canes. These can be separated by dividing the root mass and then potted in a new container.