Dendrobium

Dendrobium

Life form Orchids: epiphytes and lithophytes
Family Orchidaceae
Origin Southeast Asia
Ease of cultivation Dendrobium – one of the most unpretentious of orchids, which are seldom difficulties in growing houses.
The size Up to 60 cm in height
Growth rate Every year new pobegi- mature pseudobulbs up to 60 cm, old faded gradually die.
Lifespan A perennial
Temperature In the summer: 59-86 ° F, in winter 41-68 ° F. It is important to ensure the difference between night and daytime temperatures.
Humidity The plant is adapted for the humidity of our apartments.
Lighting A bright light, an ideally southern and western window.
The soil Used a loose substrate for orchids based on bark.
Watering Between watering the soil should dry up.
Fertilizer For fertilizing apply special fertilizers Dendrobium orchid in a period of growth and flowering. Winter in the rest period is not fertilized.
Reproduction At home, the Dendrobium are propagated by dividing the plant into separate outlet. Each delenki shall consist of not less than three pseudobulbs. Propagated by cuttings or dying matured pseudobulbs, as well as by separating children from the mother plant.
Bloom Dendrobium blooms usually from autumn to spring, although flowering period can vary. Some hybrids bloom 2 times a year, some varieties have flowers almost continuously.
Features of care A plant is desirable to provide a period of rest with a cool nighttime content. It is useful in the summer to take it out into the open air.
Difficulties It is affected by individual pests. If the moisture is excessive, the root system may rot.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Dendrobium is not poisonous.


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