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Our potted Dendrobium orchid plants make
distinctive gifts, or a beautiful
addition to your home or office. Each plant
has 5 or more blooms and comes with a 4"
wicker basket. The type of flower you order
will depend on the time of year and can range
from white, lavender, purple, pink or striped
variations. click photo to enlarge
Price includes Federal Express
shipping(Alaska add $10.50). Deliveries are Mon - Fri, see Shipping/Order
for details).Shipping of Orchid Plants
Orchid plants are shipped Monday through Thursday to avoid weekend layovers, insure the arrival of a healthy, happy plant and a satisfied recipient.Dendrobium
, meaning tree, and bios
, meaning life, refers to their epiphytic habit. They have well-developed water-storage organs (pseudobulbs), often called "canes" for their upright, leafy appearance. Our plants arrive in a course growing medium which facilitates complete drainage.Light
Sufficient light is important for healthy growth and flower production. Provide bright light to 50 percent sun. In the home, an east, west or lightly shaded south window. In a greenhouse, about 30 to 50 percent full sun. Under lights, four 40 watt fluorescent tubes and two 40 watt incandescent bulbs directly over plants.Temperature
Mature plants need a 15 to 20 F difference between night and day. Provide nights of 60 to 65 F; days of 75-90 F are beneficial if humidity and air circulation are increased. Low temperatures (below 50 F) may cause leaf drop.Water
Keep evenly moist while in active growth. Allow to dry between waterings after growth is mature (indicated by terminal leaf).Humidity
Dendrobiums need 50 to 60 percent. In the home, place on trays over moistened pebbles. In greenhouse, use a humidifier if conditions are too dry.Fertilizer
Should be provided on a regular basis during the active growing period. A good general rule is to apply a balanced (10-10-10 or 12-12-12 or similar ratio). Fertilize every week at one quarter to one half of the recommended dilution specified on the container.Potting
Should be done every two to three years before mix loses consistency (breaks down). Pot firmly in medium, giving aeration and ample drainage, allowing enough room for two years' growth. Dendrobiums, like many orchids, grow best in pots small for the size of the plant.Click here for more information about orchids.