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Orchid Pastel Pink in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dendrobium phalaenopsis 'Pastel Pink'

 

Orchid 'Pastel Pink'

Original:Dendrobium phalaenopsis are native to South East Asia and Australia, and are so called as their flowers resemble those of the Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. Usually these plants perform best when grown at a temperature of between 58 deg. F at night to 85 deg. F during the day, but that is not to say they NEED such a high daytime temperature - but the warmer the daytime temperature the faster the plant will grow, and the more flowering will occur. They will often benefit from being outdoors during the warm Summer months, in good light, but out of direct noon and afternoon sunlight. 'Pastel Pink' is a hybrid with pink flowers in a unique shape and shade. This variety forms many of buds that will flower up to two months, usually in mid to late Summer. New:Dendrobium species are mostly epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic. Epiphytic orchids use other plants, rocks or fallen trees for anchorage. They have modified aerial roots that can sometimes be a few meters long. Lithophytes are plants that grow in or on rocks. Lithophytes feed off nutrients from rain water and nearby decaying plants, including their own dead tissue.These orchids grow throughout summer, but become dormant during winter. They come to life again in the spring when there is a rapid growth of new roots. They are popular orchids and over the years, many hybrids have become available.

 
plant Features
  • Orchid Pastel Pink likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Orchid Pastel Pink likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Orchid Pastel Pink is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Orchid Pastel Pink likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Orchid 'Pastel Pink'

Latin name

Dendrobium phalaenopsis 'Pastel Pink'

type

Orchid

family

Orchidaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Orchid Pastel Pink likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Orchid Pastel Pink is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Orchid Pastel Pink likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Orchid Pastel Pink likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Orchid Pastel Pink is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Dendrobium phalaenopsis 'Pastel Pink'

Original:Dendrobium phalaenopsis are native to South East Asia and Australia, and are so called as their flowers resemble those of the Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. Usually these plants perform best when grown at a temperature of between 58 deg. F at night to 85 deg. F during the day, but that is not to say they NEED such a high daytime temperature - but the warmer the daytime temperature the faster the plant will grow, and the more flowering will occur. They will often benefit from being outdoors during the warm Summer months, in good light, but out of direct noon and afternoon sunlight. 'Pastel Pink' is a hybrid with pink flowers in a unique shape and shade. This variety forms many of buds that will flower up to two months, usually in mid to late Summer. New:Dendrobium species are mostly epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic. Epiphytic orchids use other plants, rocks or fallen trees for anchorage. They have modified aerial roots that can sometimes be a few meters long. Lithophytes are plants that grow in or on rocks. Lithophytes feed off nutrients from rain water and nearby decaying plants, including their own dead tissue.These orchids grow throughout summer, but become dormant during winter. They come to life again in the spring when there is a rapid growth of new roots. They are popular orchids and over the years, many hybrids have become available.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Many orchids do not have a flowering season and flowers may be produced at any time if the right conditions are being met. Once the flowers have faded, cut the flowering stalk back to just above the second node (joint) visible beneath the spent flowers. A new flowering side shoot may develop.Terrestrial orchids grown outdoors will mostly flower in the summer months. Flowers can last for several months.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Sometimes small plantlets (keiki) appear from the nodes on the flower stems. Detach the plantlets when they have developed several good roots and pot them up in orchid compost. Water them sparingly at first, but mist them daily. Always use a proprietary orchid compost. Ensure good light levels in winter, as these are essential to encourage flowering. An east- or west-facing window would be ideal. Move to a shadier spot in summer and protect from direct sunshine. When planting terrestrial orchids outdoors, plant in semi-shade, no direct sun at midday. A very suitable place would also be on the north side of a building. Most orchids are woodland plants and therefore prefer cool sites, which do not become too dry and hot during summer. Places where ferns thrive are also suitable for. Don’t plant your orchids close to trees or big shrubs because their roots are effective competition for water and nutrients! Autumn is the best season for planting. Spread out the roots in the upper 10 cm (4 inches) of the soil, the rhizome 2-3 cm (1 inch) below the surface, shoot buds upwards. Fill in the remaining substrate without compressing it, and water thoroughly.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Many orchids do not have a flowering season and flowers may be produced at any time if the right conditions are being met. Terrestrial orchids grown outdoors will mostly flower in the summer months. Flowers can last for several months.

 
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