Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Bloom: Dendrobium hercoglossum

Dendrobium hercoglossumToday's in bloom is a Den. hercoglossum. I purchased this plant a couple years ago at the SEPOS show from Andy's Orchids, and although for some reason I sometimes kill stuff I buy from him, this plant has had no problems. Likely because it likes a drier winter, so my cycle of abuse & good care suits it just fine. Oh, wait, did I say that out loud?

Yes, well, Den. hercoglossum does indeed enjoy a slight rest in Winter, with less water and fertilizer, and slightly lower temperatures are also acceptable. In the Summer I put this plant outside in a medium bright location, and water nearly daily as it is mounted.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

I've never been able to keep a dendrobium alive! Maybe I should try this one --- I tend to do the winter abuse and summer outside care cycle, too. Just lovely!