Dendrochilum latifolium, Large-leafed Dendrochilum

Dendrochilum latifolium

Large-leafed Dendrochilum
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Philippines
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterEpiphyte plantYellow, orange flowersFragrant plant

This small shrub is native to the Philippines and is an epiphyte, meaning it doesn't require soil to grow. It likes to be in semi-shade and should be watered regularly. Dendrochilum latifolium produces beautiful yellow and orange flowers that are fragrant and make for a great addition to any garden. The flowers are usually in bloom from April to October and will give your garden a touch of color.

Growing Dendrochilum latifolium in pots is possible in temperate areas where temperatures don't dip below freezing. When the temperatures in your area drop below 40°F, you should move the pot indoors to protect it. The smaller pot should have good drainage and be placed in a bright spot but without direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, by misting the leaves regularly. Fertilize every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer in spring and summer.

In colder regions, it is best to keep the pot of Dendrochilum latifolium in a heated greenhouse. Make sure to provide it with lots of indirect light, mist the leaves regularly, and water when the top few inches of soil are dry. Fertilize every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer in spring and summer and water with lukewarm water at room temperature. Keeping the pot inside during the winter is also recommended.

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