Apartment plants

Dendrobium


Question: how to save my plant?


GOOD EVENING
AWAY A FOTA FROM MY MORIBONDA ORCHID
HOW CAN I CARE YOU?
WHAT'S HIS NAME?
THE FLOWER WAS WHITE
THANK YOU LORELLA

Dendrobium: Answer: let's learn about our plants


Dear Lorella,
your orchid seems to be a dendrobium, a fairly common plant in apartment cultivation. These orchids have swollen stems, vaguely reminiscent of bamboo canes, as they develop erect, with internodes that divide the stem every 5-10 cm; they are in fact pseudobulbs, and they store water and other nutrients.
They are plants with quite simple cultivation, as long as they are placed in a place with good lighting, with filtered light, not direct; humidity is also important, which must be elevated, without however the roots sinking constantly into a substratum soaked in water.
What perhaps not everyone knows is that the dendrobium, after all the flowers have withered, enter a period of vegetative rest, in which they produce neither leaves nor flowers; they almost look like dry stems, without life. This period lasts for most of autumn and winter; to avoid promoting the development of rot, when, after flowering, the foliage dries up, we avoid watering the plant, we will start again with normal cultivation only at the end of winter or early spring, when the new shoots will begin to develop from the fleshy stems.
In the period of vegetative rest, these deciduous dendrobiums should be kept in a cool place, with maximum temperatures around 10-15 ° C.