How do you grow dendrobium orchids?
Dendrobiums need lots of light, but not direct sun. A lightly shaded south window is best. East or west facing windows are satisfactory if bright (avoid direct sun except at the beginning or end of the day). Dendrobiums can withstand hot weather if adequate ventilation and humidity are provided.
How do you take care of a dendrobium orchid indoors?
Mist regularly and feed every third watering during the growing season. In winter, move your Dendrobium nobile orchid to a cool, bright position with a temperature between 10-13°C (50-55°F), and water only if the stems start to wither. They need as much direct light as possible in winter, to allow the stems to ripen.
How many times do Dendrobium orchids bloom?
They are very easy to grow, many bloom twice a year, and their flowers often last for months. Some varieties are mature plants at 3 inches tall while others are over 3 feet tall. Large mature plants can continue to produce bloom spikes and stay in bloom nearly all year round.
How often should I water my Dendrobium?
You may only have to water your dendrobium nobile every 2-3 weeks at this time. Relative water deprivation is an important step in encouraging bud and bloom development. Once you see new buds starting to develop, you can increase watering again, to provide sufficient water throughout the blooming phase.
How long do Dendrobium orchids live?
between 10 to 15 years
Like other orchids, Dendrobium orchids can survive indoors for between 10 to 15 years with good care. To care for this popular group of orchids, keep them in a space with temperatures between 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the night.
Can Dendrobium orchids grow in soil?
Dendrobium is part of the Orchidaceae family. They are terrestrial and epiphytic, meaning that they grow on other plants and rocks, rather than in soil. Some Dendrobium orchids are deciduous, and some remain green year-round.
How often should I water my Dendrobium orchid?
Dendrobium orchids can store water and are more tolerant of dry soil than overly wet soil. Water them every 1-2 weeks. Allow the top 1 inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry before re-watering. Some species of dendrobium orchids have water-storing pseudobulbs, meaning they can go 2 weeks between waterings.