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Phalaenopsis orchid 'Concorde'

Phalaenopsis species

moth orchid

Plants of Home and Garden, Orchids

Does well in moderate to good indirect light; young plants require more. Grow shallow layer medium-grade fir bark. Humidity needed, and temperatures of 60F/15C at night, 75-85F/24-31C in daytime ideal. Water thoroughly, in mornings only, when bark is almost completely dry; water infrequently in rest period after flowering. Fertilize once or twice monthly with diluted high-nitrogen fertilizers, during growing season; use only diluted solutions of balanced fertilizers on seedlings

Very difficult from seed; grow seedlings in a fine grade of bark. Divide larger specimens in spring, into reasonably-sized clumps, using a vitamin B1 solution to stimulate new root growth, and keep shaded several weeks. This is traumatic to the plant, and growth is usually affected. Repot every few years, before bark decomposes

Dendrobium phalaenopsis, Dendrobium bigibbum (Cooktown orchid)

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