Orchids forum: New Dendrobium

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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Feb 16, 2017 10:50 AM CST
I've not had one of these before, my orchid experience is mostly with grocery store Phals, but I've been wanting a new orchid for my desk at work and my favourite colour is orange so when I saw this today I bought it.
I'd love some general advice about keeping it healthy. It's called Dendrobium Firebird.

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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2017 1:58 PM CST
Sue, Wow ... that is a beauty, love the orange color! I'm not a good orchid caretaker but fhere's information for Dendrobium care here: http://www.aos.org/orchids/cul...
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 16, 2017 9:17 PM CST
I'm no expert at Dendrobiums either although my success with them has been improving lately. That's a real beauty, though. Love the color.

What I know for sure is that the flowers will last a very long time, sometimes up to a couple of months. Also the leaves look to be a little bit on the dark green side which might indicate it's been growing in not quite enough light. Dens I have all like some direct sunlight, and being in the UK where your sunlight is relatively weak at this time of year, I'd say you should find the sunniest windowsill you can for that baby and park it there.
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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Feb 17, 2017 12:53 AM CST
Many thanks for the replies. I'll see how I get on with the plant, at least I can enjoy the blooms for now! Thank You!

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