Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums
The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!
OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"
Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.
Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.
This is a discussion on Dendrobium Questions within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hi,I have the following dendrobiums that have spent the summer outside in good sun. I ...
Hi,I have the following dendrobiums that have spent the summer outside in good sun. I have Unicum, Chrysotoxum, Lori's Star and Comet King 'Akatsuki. What are the winter needs of these? Do they need a dry period? They are in my basement which is cool and heated with an electric heater only when temps get down below 55 which is not often. Temps usually stay in low 60's which my other orchids thrive on. What needs do the above mentioned need in the winter in order to bloom well? My noid dens which I bought at big box stores are doing well and are in spike now. I know they are easier to grow than the named varieties I have. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Bill
I *believe* all of these dendrobium orchids would like a winter break from watering. Start watering again when temps start to rise and new growth starts. Some of these might need to cool off a bit, but with your heater at 55, all should be happy come spring. JMHO