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Dendrobium Orchid Growing & Care Tips
DENDROBIUM (DEN-dro-bee-um)

Dendrobiums are an excellent choice for the novice grower. Flowers are available in a wide range of colors, sizes and shapes. From the time that the first flower bud opens, the sprays will remain in bloom for the next 2 months. If the plant is kept in a bright warm spot, the plant may produce subsequent sprays of flowers. Please follow the guidelines provided for successful cultivation.

LIGHTING
Sufficient lighting is must for successful cultivation. Dendrobiums prefer either an east or a lightly shaded south facing window. Dark green leaves are an indication of insufficient lighting.

TEMPERATURE
Provide nighttime temperatures of 55 to 60°F and daytime temperatures of 70 to 90° F.

WATERING
Depending upon the temperature, Dendrobiums should be watered about once or twice a week. During the summer, the plants may need to be watered every 4-5 days. The rule of thumb for watering should be as followed : More heat more water, less heat less water.

Dendrobiums must be allowed to dry out completely in between watering. Try to water the plants early in the day, so that the foliage will be dry by nightfall. To prevent bacterial and fungal disease use Physan 20 once a month.

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