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Dendrobium Spring Dream gx nobile 'Apollon' (1 branch) Image 1

Dendrobium Spring Dream gx nobile 'Apollon' (1 branch)

Regular price£13.00

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Useful Information

Plant Bio

Dendrobium nobile is part of the Orchidaceae family and its native range of the species is Nepal to S. China and Indo-China. It is a pseudobulbous epiphyte or lithophyte, growing primarily in the subtropical biome.

Dendrobium Spring Dream is a hybrid of Dendrobium Constance Wrigley × Dendrobium Thwaitesiae that was registered in 1965. Nobile Dendrobiums are considered easy to grow but they’re sometimes hard to bloom. The flowers of ‘Apollon’ are showy and white with a fresh scent.

Their canes are tall and some prefer to stake them in order to keep them upright; in nature their growth is pendulous. Towards the end of flowering the canes will drop their leaves; the leaves turn yellow and develop black spots as they drop, this is completely normal. When spring arrives, new growth and foliage emerge from the base.

Genus name comes from the Greek dendron meaning tree and bios meaning life.

Light: Bright light; east or west facing, even a south facing windowsill with some shelter in summer.

Water: During spring and summer they are actively growing versus in the winter when they take a break from putting out vegetative growth. It’s important that Dendrobium have a cool and dry period during winter in order to encourage a rebloom.

Potting mix: A potting mix combining bark, perlite and some horticultural charcoal. Dendrobiums prefer to be in smaller pots, keeping their roots confined. Repot every 2-3 years, depending how the potting medium degrades.

Fertlising: During spring & summer (active growth) use a well balanced fertiliser weekly but at one quarter of its recommended dilution. Omit fertilising during winter.

Temperature: A difference in day to night temperatures is important. Daytime temperatures 16-21˚C+ during summer; providing the potting medium is fast draining and airy, you can water often and feed regularly. Night time temperatures of 4-10˚C during the winter, with little to no watering.

Humidity: Dendrobiums would prefer humidity over 50%.

Dendrobium are non-toxic.

Delivery & Returns

​General

Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

​Shipping & Delivery

We now ship fresh plants directly from our trusted growers in the Netherlands, typically arriving within 3-5 business days. Shipping costs vary depending on your location and chosen option, with details available at checkout. We carefully package your plants to ensure safe arrival, and our customer support team is here to help with any issues. You'll receive a tracking number to monitor your delivery, and we currently ship to all UK addresses. Please review our return policy for plants, and note that some species may have shipping restrictions. 

Returns

We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

FAQ'S

1. Where do you ship from?

We now ship directly from our trusted growers in The Netherlands.

2. How long does shipping take?

Shipping times may vary depending on your location within the UK. Typically, you can expect your plants to arrive within 3-5 business days of placing your order.

3. How much does shipping cost?

We offer [standard/various] shipping options with rates starting at £6.99. You can view the full details of our shipping costs at checkout.

4. Do you offer free shipping?

We may offer free shipping on orders over a certain amount or during special promotions. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.

5. How are my plants packaged for shipping?

We take great care in packaging your plants to ensure they arrive in excellent condition. We use sturdy boxes, protective wrapping, and specialised plant packaging materials to minimise damage during transit.

6. What if my plant arrives damaged?

In the rare event that your plant arrives damaged, please contact our customer support team within 3 days of receiving your order. We will gladly assist you with a replacement or refund.

7. Can I track my order?

Yes, once your order is shipped, you will receive a tracking number via email that you can use to monitor the progress of your delivery.

8. Do you ship outside the UK?

We currently ship to all addresses within the UK. For international shipping inquiries, please contact our customer support team.

9. What is your return policy for plants?

Due to the perishable nature of plants, we have a limited return policy. Please refer to our return policy page for detailed information on returns and exchanges.

10. Are there any restrictions on shipping plants?

Some plant species may be subject to shipping restrictions due to local regulations or import/export laws. We comply with all applicable regulations and will notify you if any restrictions apply to your order.

Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.

Watering

Watering

Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.

Light

Light

I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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