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Dendrobium (Dendrobium nobile)

Dendrobium (Dendrobium nobile)


Dendrobium orchids are one of the most well know orchids in the cut flower and potted plant markets.  The Dendrobium orchids has the most diverse and it is the second-largest orchid genus.  These plants come many different colors, shapes, and fragrances.


Dendrobium orchids like high light intensities.  If the plant does not have adequate light intensities it will cause spindly stems and little or no flowers.  Dendrobium plants do not need a lot of water.  They can survive with long periods of dry conditions.  But for best flowering, regular watering and fertilizing is needed.  Fertilizers such as Peters 20-20-20 or MiracleGro in one gallon of water is recommended.    


Denbrobium media is made up of bark, perlite, charcoal, coconut husk, and other large sized materials.  These materials are used because they produce good drainage for the orchids roots.


When the Dendrobium plant gets larger, you can divide the plant at the root base in half to create a new plant.  This divides a stem and roots together. 


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