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Dendrobium 'Purple Happiness' - orchid & pot cover combination

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good orchid potting compost
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 55cm (including pot)
  • Pot cover: includes a 12.5cm pot cover

    This gorgeous orchid produces its richly coloured flowers over a couple of months, so it will make a much longer-lasting alternative to a bunch of cut flowers - and in the right conditions, you may also get more flowers in subsequent years. It comes with a high-quality white plastic pot cover, which it can be slipped into to keep it looking great while it is in a prominent position.

  • Home care: Place this orchid in a bright spot but not in direct sun in a moderately warm room when in flower. Let the compost dry out slightly on the surface before watering with tepid soft water, or rain water, allowing any excess water to drain away and then remove - don't leave the plant sitting in water. Make sure you have good air circulation and mist regularly. Feed with orchid fertiliser throughout the growing season.

    Once it has flowered you can trim off the spent flowers but leave the 'cane' stems as they may support some more flowers in the following years. Over time some of the older 'canes' may become a bit woody and shrivelled - these can be cut off at the base as long as there are three new healthy canes with leaves. To flower in subsequent years the plant will need cool temperatures in the autumn and early winter for the buds to develop, and remember to reduce the watering.

    Once the buds have formed you can increase the watering and move it back to a warmer room to enjoy the floral display.
Dendrobium 'Purple Happiness' - orchid & pot cover combination
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