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Let’s introduce Long-Blooming Type Orchids

grow orchids indoors for beginners

Orchid Blooming for Months Hybrid and species recommended.

Dendrobium hercoglossum

Had enough of short-lived flower flings? Craving orchid pals that stick around longer than a summer romance? Well, look no further! Here’s a colorful bunch of orchid superstars that promise to brighten up your windowsill with months of floral magic:

Dendrobium Hibiki: Picture this cascading lavender beauty sticking around for a whopping 60-90 days, and sometimes even partying all year long! It’s like that chatty friend who drops by often, sharing cheerful stories and a fragrant hug.

Let's introduce Long-Blooming Type Orchids Dendrobium Hibiki

Oncidium Twinkle: This golden charmer rewards your patience after a two-month wait with a 60-day explosion of blooms and sweet fragrance. Think of it as a shy admirer who takes their time but eventually wins your heart with a grand gesture.

Paphiopedilinum Primulinum: Or Paphiopedilum liemianum For the orchid aficionado, this beauty showcases its delicate emerald-green “slippers” for months, flaunting a captivating dance of opening and closing blooms. Just note, it craves the perfect conditions – ideal lighting, humidity, and temperature.

Phalaenopsis Cornu-cervi, including the Phalaenopsis Cornu-cervi red or alba, is a special orchid. Quirky and captivating, this antler-horned wonder graces its branches with ivory blooms for a generous 4-6 months, sometimes flowering all year round and shining brightest in the warmth of summer. However, it requires high moisture and warm temperatures. It’s like that eccentric uncle, a bit odd but endlessly fascinating, with stories blooming alongside its flowers.”

Let's introduce Long-Blooming Type Orchids Dendrobium Hibiki

Dendrobium Bracteosum: A burst of fuchsia and Yellow Cream joy for 60-90 days, and sometimes, like a surprise birthday party, it throws in an encore! This easygoing charmer thrives on minimal fuss, making it the perfect orchid companion for the busy plant parent. Think of it as a best friend, always offering a vibrant smile and a carefree spirit.

To keep your orchids happy, it’s important to know what they like. Just like good friends, they need the right amount of light, temperature, and humidity. Once you understand what they need, you’ll see their beauty blossom, making your life brighter with long-lasting floral friendships.

Bulbophyllum fasinator semi alba 
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Care Tips: Dendrobium Hibiki Primary Hybrid

Dendrobium Hibiki

The Dendrobium Hibiki primary hybrid: A beautiful and easy-to-grow orchid

The Dendrobium Hibiki is a primary hybrid orchid, a cross between the species Dendrobium bracteosum and Dendrobium laevifolium. It is a compact, epiphytic orchid that produces showy, scented, waxy, purple-pink blooms. The flowers are typically 2-3 inches in diameter and can last for several weeks.

The Dendrobium Hibiki is a relatively easy-to-grow orchid, making it a good choice for beginners. It prefers bright, indirect light and moderate humidity. It should be watered regularly, but be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Fertilize your Dendrobium Hibiki during the growing season with a balanced orchid fertilizer.

How to care for your Dendrobium Hibiki:

  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
  • Temperature: Warm temperatures, between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Humidity: Moderate humidity, around 50%.
  • Watering: Water your Dendrobium Hibiki regularly, but be careful not to overwater. Allow the potting mix to dry out slightly between waterings.
  • Fertilizer: Fertilize your Dendrobium Hibiki during the growing season with a balanced orchid fertilizer.
  • Potting: Dendrobium Hibikis prefer to be potted in a well-draining orchid potting mix.
Dendrobium Hibiki
Dendrobium Hibiki

How to bloom your Dendrobium Hibiki:

To bloom your Dendrobium Hibiki, it is important to provide it with the proper care. This includes bright, indirect light, moderate humidity, and regular watering and fertilization. During the winter months, when the plant is dormant, reduce watering and fertilization.

To encourage blooming, place your Dendrobium Hibiki in a cooler location, around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, for a few weeks. Then, move it back to its regular location and resume regular watering and fertilization. The plant should bloom within a few months.

Tips for growing a Dendrobium Hibiki:

  1. Dendrobium Hibikis are epiphytes, meaning they grow on other plants in the wild. When potting your Dendrobium Hibiki, use a well-draining orchid potting mix.
  2. Dendrobium Hibikis need good air circulation, so avoid placing them in crowded pots or in areas with poor air circulation.
  3. Dendrobium Hibikis are susceptible to root rot, so be careful not to overwater.
  4. Dendrobium Hibikis can be propagated by division or by keikis (aerial plantlets).