Intro:Discovered in 1844, this species originates from Australia. Den. kingianum can generally be found growing in mountainous areas up to 1,200 m altitude but is also found at lower elevations. This is a wonderful plant as it proliferates into several pseudobulbs as it matures, producing a beautiful cluster of flowers. The album form we offer is not a commonly obtainable plant.
**Click on the highlighted text for direct links to product pages**Light:This plant prefers medium light conditions, similar to a Phalaenopsis (700 to 1000 foot-candles).
P.L. Lights systems are a great way to provide artificial light to your orchids. See our P.L. Lights page for more information on this great product we offer.Humidity:50% or higher is ideal. Always provide adequate air movement with higher humidity conditions.
We offer two products that can help increase humidity levels. The humidity tray offered in black or white, and the Mist Maker. Please click on the underlined text for more information on these products.Water:It is best to use rainwater, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Municipal water with a pH of 7.5 or lower can also be used. Water as the mix approaches dryness but do not allow it to completely dry out between watering.
Overwatering can cause several problems such as root rot and infectious bacteria/fungus in the potting medium. One product we offer that can help these problems if caught at an early stage is Phyton 27 bactericide and fungicide.Fertilizer:We highly recommend using Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water if plants are planted in bark. Be sure to flush the mix with clear water only once per month to prevent fertilizer salt build up. For plants in moss or mounted on slabs feed every third or 4th watering as the moss holds a lot of nutrients.
GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ teaspoon per gallon. If using GrowMore with rain, distilled, or reverse osmosis water, add back in 5 - 10% municipal or well water to supply the necessary calcium and magnesium. Fertilize every other watering in the summer and every third watering in the winter.
Another fertilizer offered is: GrowMore 6-30-30 (Cymbidium and bloom boosting formula).Flowering:This plant blooms in the winter to spring months producing several flower spikes with clusters of 2 to 3 cm pure white flowers.Repotting:Repot this plant once a year into a clay or plastic pot using a sphagnum moss mixed with tree fern fiber.
We offer several different types of potting medium. Here are direct links to what we believe to be some of the best potting mediums available for orchids: Orchids Limited bark mix, New Zealand sphagnum moss, coco husk, coco peat, sponge rock, charcoal, tree fern fiber and cork slabs for epiphytic plants.