Dendrobium unicum / Supplied on Cork

25,00 

Dendrobium unicum / Supplied on Cork

25,00 

  • Adult plant
  • Flowering age
  • Supplied on cork

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Description

Dendrobium unicum: A Vibrant Orange Orchid for Your Collection

Description:

Dendrobium unicum, also known as the Unique Orchid, is a stunning species native to Southeast Asia, found in countries like Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Appreciated for its pendant floral stems filled with vibrant orange flowers, this compact and graceful orchid is a charming addition for collectors and enthusiasts of exotic plants.

Characteristics:

  • Size: Small to medium size, with mature plants reaching an average height of 20 to 40 cm, including the pendant floral stem.
  • Light: Intense diffused light. Prefers morning-filtered sunlight and bright indirect light in the afternoon. Avoid excessive direct sunlight.
  • Temperature: Wide temperature range, from mild (15°C) to warm (25°C). Prefers mild nighttime temperatures.
  • Humidity: Moderate to high humidity (between 50% and 70%).
  • Watering: Water moderately when the substrate is nearly dry. Allow the top of the substrate to dry slightly between waterings. Avoid overwatering.
  • Fertilization: Use a specific orchid fertilizer diluted every few weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Flowering: Blooms in spring and summer, producing pendant floral stems with vibrant orange flowers that do not emit fragrance.

Care:

  • Dendrobium unicum needs a pot with good drainage. Use specific orchid substrate, such as pine bark, charcoal, or a suitable commercial mix.
  • Provide intense diffused light by filtering direct sunlight with translucent curtains. Filtered sunlight in the morning is beneficial for flowering.
  • Water according to the plant’s needs, monitoring the substrate. Avoid waterlogging and allow partial drying between waterings.
  • Moderate to high humidity is ideal. Use humidifiers, vaporization trays, or group plants to increase ambient humidity, especially in dry climates.
  • Fertilize during the growing season to stimulate abundant flowering.

Tips:

  • Dendrobium unicum is suitable for beginner to intermediate orchid growers, provided basic care is followed.
  • Rotate the plant pot regularly to ensure all sides receive sufficient light and grow evenly.
  • After flowering, trim the floral stem just above the last node with the possibility of sprouting to encourage the emergence of new floral stems.
  • Watch for signs of pests or diseases such as scale insects, aphids, or leaf spots. Take corrective measures as soon as you identify them.

Additional information

Weight0,6 kg
Dimensions10 × 5 × 30 cm

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