Dendrobium is Genus of orchid in the family Orchidaceae. There are over 1200 recognised species of Dendrobium orchids and the floral trade has created an abundance of hybrids. Dendrobium orchids grow in a very many different habitats, so it is impossible to generalise their requirements. You can find wild Dendrobium orchids in the Australian outback as well as in an Asian tropical forest and the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. There are tropical rainforest Dendrobium, and species living in deciduous woodland at altitudes over 3000 Metres. To offer correct Dendrobium care, you will need to consider your plant's natural environment. But sometimes information is scarce, or plants can be misidentified. It is important to pay attention to how your plant responds to the conditions in which you are keeping it. Below are some general, and more specific guidelines for looking after Dendrobium orchids as houseplants.