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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).
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