New Baby - Blooming Dendrobium Orchid Plant

New Baby - Blooming Dendrobium Orchid Plant
New Baby - Blooming Dendrobium Orchid Plant
Item# newbabbloomd
$44.00, 2/$59.00

Product Description

New Baby - Blooming Dendrobium Orchid Plant
Our blooming Dendrobium orchid plants make wonderful gifts for the new addition to the family, and the proud parents. 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, purples, pinks and striped variations of all. click photo to enlarge

Price includes Federal Express Standard Overnight delivery (Alaska add $10). Deliveries are Mon - Fri; 2 days for east coast, see Shipping/Order Info 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. During the months of March and April we highly recommend a shipping upgrade to FedEx Priority for areas experiencing temperatures at or below 55 degrees in order for us to honor our guarantee. This will mean an additional $10 to your order.

Dendrobium
den-DROH-bee-um from dendron, 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.

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