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Care tips Dendrobium infundibulum white orchid

Dendrobium infundibulum

Dendrobium infundibulum is a beautiful white orchid that is native to Thailand. It is a relatively easy orchid to care for, making it a great choice for beginners.

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Light

Dendrobium infundibulum prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid placing your orchid in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. An east- or west-facing window is a good spot for your orchid.

Water

Water your Dendrobium infundibulum orchid when the potting mix is dry to the touch. Water thoroughly until water runs out of the drainage holes. Allow the potting mix to dry out slightly between waterings.

Fertilizer

Fertilize your Dendrobium infundibulum orchid every other week during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced orchid fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength.

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Humidity

Dendrobium infundibulum orchids prefer high humidity. You can increase the humidity around your orchid by placing it on a pebble tray or by misting it regularly.

Temperature

Dendrobium infundibulum orchids prefer intermediate temperatures. During the day, ideal temperatures are between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. At night, ideal temperatures are between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Repotting

Repot your Dendrobium infundibulum orchid every two to three years, or when the potting mix breaks down. Use a well-draining orchid potting mix.

Pests and diseases

Dendrobium infundibulum orchids are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, including mealybugs, scale, and spider mites. Inspect your orchid regularly for pests and diseases. If you find any pests, treat your orchid immediately with an appropriate insecticide.

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Blooming

Dendrobium infundibulum orchids typically bloom in the spring. To encourage blooming, give your orchid a cool, dry rest during the winter. Water your orchid less often and do not fertilize it during the winter rest.

Tips

  • Do not overwater your orchid. Overwatering is the most common cause of orchid death.
  • Fertilize your orchid regularly during the growing season.
  • Increase the humidity around your orchid.
  • Inspect your orchid regularly for pests and diseases.
  • Give your orchid a cool, dry rest during the winter.
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