Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids

Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true.  Orchids actually love to be neglected and most people end up killing their orchids with kindness (too much water & sunlight). Aside from being easy to take care of, orchids rid the air of xylene—a pollutant found in many glues and paints—so they make wonderful housewarming gifts for anyone who recently moved into or renovated a new space. Unlike some other plants, orchids also respire and give off oxygen at night, so they’re great for the bedroom.

Orchid Plant
Orchid, Dendrobium Plant Features
Dendrobium orchid is one of the easiest orchid varieties to grow. It makes for a beautiful flowering houseplant to decorate a desk, tabletop, or window sill. Most varieties have a tall, upright shape, making them a fun contrast for the more common moth orchid. Dendrobium orchids add a stylish note to any space.

Dendrobium orchids typically have a long bloom period, so make the most of it by planting them in a container that accents or contrasts the flowers. A deep purple dendrobium, for example, looks fantastic in a pot that matches its color. Or if you like a bolder look, put your deep purple orchid in a lime-green pot.

Orchid, Dendrobium Growing Instructions
Grow dendrobium orchid in a bright spot for best flowering. Like many orchids, these plants can take some direct sun on their leaves, especially in the North. If it doesn't get enough light, it won't bloom.