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Dendrobium

Dendrobium

Question: how to save my plant?

GOOD EVENING

VIA ALLEGO A PHOTO OF MY MORIBONDE ORCHID

HOW CAN I TREAT IT?

WHAT'S HIS NAME?

THE FLOWER WAS WHITE

THANKS LORELLA


Dendrobium: Answer: let's get to know our plants

Dear Lorella,

your orchid appears to be a dendrobium, a fairly common indoor plant. These orchids have swollen stems, vaguely reminiscent of bamboo canes, as they develop erect, with internodes that divide the stem every 5-10 cm; they are actually pseudobulbs, and store water and other nutrients.

They are plants with a fairly simple cultivation, as long as they are placed in a place with good lighting, with filtered, not direct light; also important is the humidity, which must be high, but without the roots constantly sinking into a substrate soaked in water.

What perhaps not everyone knows is that dendrobiums, after all the flowers have withered, enter a period of vegetative rest, in which they produce neither leaves nor flowers; they almost look like dry, lifeless stems. This period lasts for a good part of autumn and winter; to avoid promoting the development of rottenness, when, after flowering, the foliage dries up, we avoid watering the plant, we will start with normal cultivation treatments only at the end of winter or early spring, when the new shoots will begin to develop from the fleshy stems.

During the period of vegetative rest, these deciduous dendrobiums must be kept in a cool place, with maximum temperatures around 10-15 ° C.