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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to Grow Dendrobium nobile

Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Kumiko'
  • Light Bright to very bright
  • Temperature & Water in Summer Warm and moist.
  • Temperature & Water in Autumn Give them one month with night temperatures below 57┬║, watering every two to three weeks
  • Humidity 75-80% in summer; less in winter.
  • Water Water thoroughly when the top 1" of medium is lighter in color.
  • Fertilizer Fertilize every two weeks until August with 1/2 strength balanced fertillizer.
  • Rest Period Needs a cool dry rest for one month in November or December.
  • Growing Medium The classic trio of fir bark+charcoal+ perlite.
  • When to Repot After flowering.
  • How Often to Repot When the plant has outgrown its pot OR when the medium has broken down. A good quality medium will last about two years.
  • How to Rebloom All orchids need a strong root system and sufficient light intensity in order to re-bloom.


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