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Good morning my gardening friends. Can anyone advice me on how to care for a Dendrobium Orchid please? there was no care label with the plant and although all the flowers are gone now, I have just removed two yellow leaves. At the moment she lives on my kitchen window sill . Thank you.



Ok, so right now your dandrobium is taking a rest. You still need to water it about once a week. Let it dry out completely between waterings. Keep in a warm place & out of direct sunlight. It will wake up again in late winter; hold off on fertilizer until then. When it wakes up, it can take a few hours of morning sun.

18 Nov, 2019


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18 Nov, 2019


I have a dendrobium nobile ( B&Q) for 2 years. I managed to get it to flower again in spring/summer just gone. It is now in a cold light garage as per instructions on the website below. Note there are different dendrobiums so you may need to try and identify yours first before following instructions. see website hope it helps.

21 Nov, 2019


Thanks for this question. I am relieved to see I am doing the right thing with mine too. I keep them on a North-Facing window sill. They are resting at the moment. Hopefully they will wake up in the spring. It's confusing isn't it, because I bought them in full bloom last winter! So I was expecting flowers by now. Everything gets forced.

24 Nov, 2019


Dendrobiums like brighter light than Phalaenopsis, so keep it in bright indirect light or filtered sun. The leaves should be the color of a green olive--darker greens usually mean that the light isn't intense enough to allow bloom. It will tell you when it is waking up by starting to grow new "canes" from the base. Normal blooming for D. phalaenopsis--not to be confused with the genus Phalaenopsis!--and D. nobile is late summer into fall, but can be adjused by fiddling wih the day length.

25 Nov, 2019

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