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Den. unicum 3in

Regular price $40.00 USD
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In bloom! 6/3/24

Nobile-type Dendrobiums are a class off deciduous orchids. After a busy growing season, the leaves will begin to yellow and drop in the fall triggering a period of dormancy. Blooming happens in the spring from the leafless canes and is followed by another vigorous growth period. Den. unicum, is a well-known species with bright orange curly blooms that look and smell like orange citrus (apricots or artificial citrus is closest). A dry winter period is required. Reliable bloomer!

Compact-ish. But as these get older with more growths they can put out an impressive number of blooms.

Blooming size. Plant may vary from the one pictured. 



Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark or well-draining bark mix. Repot in Spring once root bound. Do not allow bark to become waterlogged.

Light: Bright indirect - partial direct light. Shaded South or West facing preferred. Bright North is also acceptable.

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is dry. Stop in the cold months, watering only enough to prevent dramatic shriveling of the canes. These enjoy rapid wet/dry cycles. 

Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 90F max day).

Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity with adequate watering.

Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Decrease or stop fertilizing in winter. General rule: begin in Spring, stop in Winter.


Photo credit: Seattle Orchid

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Paul Asente
Two nice flowers

Two nice small flowers and two new growths. Great plant.