The orchid is a genus with numerous species, one being the White Dendrobium orchid. The Dendrobium consists of about 1200 species in habitats throughout such locations as Asia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea. All the species of this genus grow on trees, or occasionally, on rocks. As well, they often develop pseudobulbs, which unite into a long redneck stem whose length is usually no more than 30 cm.
About the White Dendrobium Orchid
Dendrobiums are considered to be in the group of the most commonly encountered orchids in the retail trade, and like most other cultivated orchids, the White Dendrobium orchid is an epiphyte, or air plant. With well-developed storage organs, the White Dendrobium orchid should be potted in porous, free-draining media. There are many elements which are essential to consider in order for your White Dendrobium orchids bloom healthily, including: light, humidity, temperature, fertilizer, water, and potting.
Sufficient light is important for healthy growth and production of all flowers, especially for one such as the White Dendrobium orchid. As well, these orchids should be naturally erect, without much staking. Humidity is also important to these flowers, as they require 50 to 60 percent humidity at all times. In order to achieve this height of humidity in your home, a good idea is to place the plant on trays over moistened pebbles. Proper and adequate fertilizer should be provided on a regular basis to these plants, and the mature White Dendrobiums require a 15 to 20F difference between night and day.
Water must be supplied regularly, as with the majority of plants, and you should allow the soil to dry between waterings after growth is mature. As for potting, this should be done every couple of years in order to save the mix from losing consistency. The White Dendrobium orchid should be potted firmly in medium, with giving aeration and ample drainage available, and be sure to allow enough room for two years’ growth.
Healthy Dendrobiums begin with healthy roots, so these are of the utmost importance to take care of. Remember to always remove old medium, if it is loose, as well as any rotting roots. As well, roots should be moist at all times, but should be allowed to dry out somewhat as the plant matures. Be sure to fertilize weakly and frequently with a balanced fertilizer; remember that one-eighth to one-quarter strength is recommended for house plants every week in spring and summer and every two weeks in autumn and winter.
Flowers are known to have the most beautiful effect on everyone from children to adults and even men. A flower can only make us smile and at least for the moment forget the almost any stress or physical suffering; it is known that plants and flowers are beneficial for those ailing and that is one of the reasons why flowers are a common thing brought when visiting someone ill. Butterfly Orchid and Its Origins Olof Swartz was the orchid enthusiast who probably named each one of them somewhere in 1800. This beautiful butterfly orchid resembles a butterfly hence the name and it comes in colors such as yellow, red, white and pink with light spots of red with approximately 300 different sub species. They are found mostly in South America and Asia in its natural form, however today they can be cultivated in green houses around the world with a lot of care and determination. Taking Care of the Butterfly Orchid The butterfly orchid requires warm temperatures and high levels of humidity; to ensure these conditions one must keep it mostly at room temperature with sunlight, even if it is not required to place it in direct sunlight. Some of the species brought out of their natural environment will need special care, which the specialist at the flower store will indicate or it will receive written direction on a little note in the flowerpot when purchased. Water the butterfly orchid once every second day. The Benefit of Flowers Whether it is a butterfly orchid or any type of other flower it is bound to bring a smile to one’s face every time one’s eyes rest on it; plants and flowers help cleanse the air we breathe naturally which make them beneficial to have around us in every room if possible. Flowers and plants relax the one who does the gardening and also the one who just enjoys the view. Plants and flowers make not only our homes beautiful but our planet as well; they have a language, which crosses all barriers and penetrates everyone’s heart! Buying, giving or receiving flowers should be a practice done by everyone; men or women for both men and women. A flower can speak volumes and can express one’s love without having to say a word. Decorate your home with a butterfly orchid or any other flower as often as you have the chance; you will not fail to see the change in yourself and/or your family members.