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Dendrobium phalaenopsis, Dendrobium bigibbum

Cooktown orchid

Plants of Home and Garden, Orchids

Grows in temperatures from 50-90F/10-32C; bright indirect light. Humidity of 50-60% ideal, as is good ventilation. Allow medium to dry completely between thorough waterings, once or twice a week. Grow in very porous, long-lived medium ideally containing lava rock or some other inorganic substance, to limit repotting to every three years or so, and grow in fairly small pot

Fertilize with weak balanced fertilizers every two weeks. New plantlets or keikis may be removed and repotted once leaves and roots have developed; the parent plant often dies when these are produced

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