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Dendrobium

Dendrobium spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has a strong fragrance

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    Overview

    Dendrobium is a large genus of epiphytic orchids containing around 1400 species from a range of diverse locations, from high altitude mountainous regions to lowland tropical forests, with some species that grow predominantly on rocks and others adapted to dry desert climates. Some species are hairy and inflorescence structure varies from tiny to over 1m long, arranged in clusters of anywhere from 1-100 flowers. These are brightly coloured and many variations have been cultivated. They make attractive and interesting houseplants.

    Common problems

    Harvesting

    Generally not harvested.

    Propagation

    Division

    Divide the plant when it over fills its pot.

    Special Features

    Attractive flowers

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant

    Use epiphytic orchid compost.