Effect of Fertilizer Frequency on Growth Varieties of Dendrobium Orchid


  • Heti Herastuti Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta
  • Siwi Hardiastuti E.K Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta




Fertilizer frequency, Dendrobium, liquid organic fertilizer


Orchid is an ornamental plant usually used for an indoor plant or cuts flower because of its colorful flowers. Orchid performance can be improved with the use of leaf fertilizer. Therefore, this research aimed to determine the effect of fertilizer frequency on growth varieties of dendrobium orchid. The study was conducted in the experimental garden of the Faculty of Agriculture, UPN "Veteran" Yogyakarta, between June to September 2020, using a Completely Randomized Design with the factorial arrangement. The fertilizer frequency factors include once in 2 days, once in 3 days, and once in 4 days, while the varieties of Dendrobium are Syifa Agrihorti, Dian Agrihorti, and Zahra Fr-28. The result showed fertilizer frequency once in 3 days provided the best percentage to live, increasing leaf length and root length. Syifa Agrihorti and Dian Agrihorti are varieties that readily adapt to new environments. There was no interaction between fertilizer frequency and varieties of Dendrobium orchid on all growth parameters.


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