SPECIES

 

Discover the variety of Dendrobium species.

Saturday, 19 September 2015 18:05

Dendrobium chrysanthum Featured

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms spring into fall
 

This is a natural hybrid. It has an attractive deep golden yellow dendrobium from South China and adjacent regions. It has long leafy pendulous stems and should be grown mounted, in hanging pots or baskets. Keep cool and somewhat dryer in winter and warm and humid in summer. A useful addition to any dendrobium collection because the flowers appear in autumn.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:22

Dendrobium chrysotoxum

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms in spring
 

This dendrobium can grow into an impressive specimen plant with large numbers of flowers. Can be grown in pots or baskets, smaller specimens also mounted. Temperature and watering regime as for most other Chinese subtropical orchids offered here. This and the other dendrobiums in this list unless otherwise noted should be grown in the brightest area in the greenhouse. Flowers in spring. Flower diameter around 4 cm.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:27

Dendrobium crepidatum

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms in spring
 

The favorite Chinese orchid of Holger Perner, who loves the waxy candy-pink flowers and appreciates the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of the stems that can be chewed raw in case of a sore throat, at least if you don’t mind the bitter taste. Apart from being a home remedy this is a lovely orchid that can be grown mounted, in baskets or in well-drained pots. Flowers in spring. 

Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:29

Dendrobium fimbriatum

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms in spring
 

The favorite Chinese orchid of Holger Perner, who loves the waxy candy-pink flowers and appreciates the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of the stems that can be chewed raw in case of a sore throat, at least if you don’t mind the bitter taste. Apart from being a home remedy this is a lovely orchid that can be grown mounted, in baskets or in well-drained pots. Flowers in spring.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:31

Dendrobium hancockii

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms in spring
 

This species from Central to South China is rather variable and might, as H.P. Wood suggest in Flora of China, Vol. 25, consist of actually two taxa. However, the two forms might also just be variations of a single species, because flower and leaf characteristics are very similar.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 15:45

Dendrobium hercoglossum Featured

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LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms summer into fall

 

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, southern China and the the Philippines in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests and primary montane forests at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters on trees along streams as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte. 

Water and fertilizer should be reduced for 2 to 3 months in the winter and resumed only with the onset of new growth in the spring..

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 17:17

Dendrobium hookerianum

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms in summer and winter
 

A large and attractive species from the Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges, which occurs in China, in Southeast Tibet, and West Yunnan. It is somewhat reminiscent of D. fimbriatum, but the flowers are larger, with narrower segments, and they are more evenly distributed in several inflorescences over the stem. Cultivation as for other Chinese dendrobiums. Flowers in late summer.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 17:54

Dendrobium jenkinsii

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Very fragrant - honey, blooms in spring
 

A pretty miniature species with flowers nearly as large as the entire plant. It is related to D. lindleyi (syn. D. aggregatum) but a well defined species on its own. Cultivation as for most other Chinese dendrobiums. Best grown mounted. Irrigation water low in minerals insures long-term success. Flowers in spring.

Monday, 07 March 2016 14:01

Dendrobium striolatum

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Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:36

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum Featured

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LIGHT
partial shade
WATER
same as Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
same as Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
cool/warm temperature tolerant
BLOOM SEASON
fragrant, blooms in Spring

 

Mount on driftwood, water sparingly through the winter months and reduce the fertilizer until the initiation of new growth in the spring. Then full on watering and fertilizer till fall. Air circulation and bright light are essential for blooming. 

Tom P. earned 2nd Place at the NVOS "Show and Tell" in May of 2015.

Friday, 25 December 2015 22:54

Dendrobium venustum Featured

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LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
HUMIDITY
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
Slightly fragrant, blooms summer into fall
 

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