Dendrobium sp. Orchid Tissue Culture
***Please Note: This is a terrestrial plant that is suitable for terrarium and paludarium use, but must not be kept submersed or emersed in water.***
Dendrobium Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowering plants that can be kept in a terrarium!
Dendrobium Orchids are a very diverse group of flowering epiphytic plants that are very popular among plant enthusiasts of all types. They are native to many areas in East and Southeast Asia, Australia, and many Pacific islands, and they have been cultivated in nurseries and laboratories for many generations. These humidity loving plants are excellent focal points for terrariums, vivariums, and paludariums as well.
While Dendrobium Orchids require a high level of humidity, they should not be planted in standard soil and their roots will rot if kept too moist. They can be planted in specialty orchid soil, or they can be attached to bark, driftwood, or rocks. They should be watered by occasional spraying. They will thrive in indirect light and generally should not be placed at the very top of the terrarium.
Specialty orchid fertilizers exist for potted houseplant use, but many such fertilizers can be harmful in a terrarium or paludarium. Dendrobium Orchids are versatile, adaptable plants and generally do not need supplemental fertilizers in terrarium and paludarium settings.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Dendrobium sp. Orchid. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest animals or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the terrarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the terrarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your terrarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
- Produces beautiful foliage and flowers
- Vine-like growth
- Easy care
- Hardy and adaptable
- Lighting: High, Indirect
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to East and Southeast Asia, Australia, and Pacific islands
- Terrarium placement: Middle
- Care: Easy
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