We would recommend temperatures around
Night 16.5-18.5°
Day 21-30°C

Don’t let night temperatures go below 12°C. If your conditions are near to this minimum, keep your orchid quite dry. Higher day time temperatures are fine as long as your plant has good humidity and airflow.

Likes good light, but don’t place your plant too close to a south facing window where it might burn in the summer sun.

Your own conditions and the time of year will influence this. Dendrobium like plenty of water while in flower but after this, water sparingly and rest your plant.

Rainwater is always preferable! Water well from the top and leave to drain. Don’t let your plant stand in excess water. It’s important to let the compost dry out between waterings.

If you live in a dry atmosphere, standing the plant on a moist gravel tray will create a microclimate and assist growth. Make sure the base of the pot is above the water level. Putting the pot on an upturned saucer would help lift it slightly.

Including some ferns on the tray would not only make an attractive arrangement but also help humidity levels. Gently misting the plants early in the morning can be useful if the air is really dry.

Your dendrobium prefers not to be disturbed, so only repot in the spring, when the plant has filled the pot, and use a bark mix. We offer a repotting service at £5 per plant/division. Please email us at to book.


Feed regularly when watering – leave the fertiliser out every 4 or so waterings to allow any salts to wash away. You can buy our specialist fertiliser here.