Temperature: Dendrobiums prefer warmer household temperatures of 20 to 27C (68 to 80F)
during the day and just slightly cooler at nights, 18 to 22C (65 to 72F). For optimal
performance, cooler winter days, 18 to 21C (65 to 70F), are recommended.
Light: Spathulate Dendrobium prefer the medium to high light of an east or shaded west or
south window. Leaves normally a vibrant green, but will bleach if plant gets too much light or
darken if not enough light is given.
Watering: Water generously, let dry between watering. Do not let stand in water. Water every
5 to 8 days during summer and every 7 to 10 days during winter.
Fertilizing: Fertilize at ¼ – ½ strength with 28-14-14 at every watering to promote new growth.
When new growth matures, start fertilizing with 10-30-20 at half strength to promote flowering.
Re-blooming: Given proper care, the stem(s) develops at the top of mature new growth.
Mature plants can bloom 2 to 3 times a year. Blooming season is generally spring to summer.
Repotting and potting medium type: Repot every 1 to 24 months, as required. A coarse
free-draining potting mix, predominantly medium grade fir bark and coarse perlite, is