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Sweet Pink Valencia

Sweet Pink Valencia

Dendrobium 

  • Family Name: Orchidaceae
  • Origin: Asian, Pacific, tropical and subtropical
  • The Dendrobium is a diverse genus of orchids that contains about 1200 species. They are either epiphytic, occasionally Lithophytic and terrestrial.  The Dendrobium orchid is one of the popular because of its plentiful, often delicate, blooms that cascade from trees where its hearty roots cling. Use well drained mixes when planting.
  • Sun Exposure: Lots of bright light, can tolerate full sun with afternoon shade. Temperature Day 68-75°F Night: 65-75° Likes good air movement, 50-70% humidity and tolerates night temps to 60 degrees.
  • Water and Fertilizer: Water once a week. They like to be almost dry before watering.  When orchid is blooming, fertilizer is not needed. 12-12-12 at ¼ strength with every other watering.
  • Bloom:  February, last about 6 weeks, will re-bloom up to 3 times a year in cool temperatures.
  • Growth rate:  Fast growing throughout summer but rest during winter.