Plant Care Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

4.6 out of 5 (19 experiences)

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Dendrobium Nobile Orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Noble Dendrobium, Noble Dendrobium and Bamboo Orchid

Taxonomy

Dendrobium nobile
Dendrobium
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

💦 Water

How often to water your Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

Water needs for Dendrobium Nobile Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Noble Dendrobium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dendrobium Nobile Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dendrobium Nobile Orchid in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dendrobium Nobile Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dendrobium Nobile Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Noble Dendrobium →

Common Noble Dendrobium Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Noble Dendrobium Light Requirements →

Noble Dendrobium Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

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💨 Humidity

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Noble Dendrobium →

When and How to Successfully Repot Noble Dendrobium →


💩 Fertilizer

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

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🌎 Native Region

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid is native to Southeast Asia.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Dendrobium Nobile Orchid bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Noble Dendrobium →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Dendrobium Nobile Orchid can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Noble Dendrobium Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Noble Dendrobium →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Dendrobium Nobile Orchid, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dendrobium Nobile Orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Dendrobium Nobile Orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Dendrobium Nobile Orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Dendrobium Nobile Orchid has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Dendrobium Nobile Orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@Michaklos avatar
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globe Dundee, Scotland
04/02/2022

Such a hard plant to take care of. Orchids are for the professionals, which I’m not 😅

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leaf-1 2 Plants
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09/16/2021

Pretty and easy to look after

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Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Vasily
leaf-1 2 Plants
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05/20/2021

It’s a beautiful plant

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globe Tualatin, OR
05/08/2021

There’s a special kind of person that can coax this plant to bloom after the initial bloom when you buy it. As long as you water infrequently cause you can over water easily and this plant doesn’t like wet feet.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Kylie
leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Tuscaloosa, AL
05/02/2021

Overwatering, unlike other plants, is VERY lethal. I overwatered one time ,and even drained it after the mistake, and it lost all but one flower. Please remember to water on time and the right amount!!!!

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leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP
04/30/2021

I have had so much fun with this little orchid. I bought it with 2 stems full of beautiful flowers which lasted a few months. After they dropped I trimmed it back and with correct watering practices (NO ICE CUBES) And some orchid fertilizer it has grown a new stem, new leaves, and is about to bloom again within 3 months. I thought orchids were difficult until I got this one!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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globe New York
03/21/2021

Once I learned that flowering blooms on my orchid are seasonal and not to be expected all the time (what high expectations these are, I realize), seeing continuing new leaf growth over the last year has been so amazing! This orchid is the first I’ve managed to keep alive, maybe because I kept watering it even when then the blooms fell off... so I’m quite proud. ☺️

Survivor Survivor

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