365 days of orchids – day 23 – Dendrobium lankaviense

Dendrobium lankaviense

This is the first flowering of a small Dendrobium (though it may grow much bigger). It was wrongly labelled (with a miss spelling) and so Jess and Joe have been working to identify it correctly.

It comes from Malaysia and Thailand and is reported as growing in lowland forests up to 800m altitude. We grow it mounted and in Warm Asia where it has grown rapidly from a small seedling. It flowers from older pseudobulbs which have lost their leaves and so over time will produce a much grander show of flowers.

It seems to grow continuously and is currently adding to last year’s and this year’s growths and so we keep it watered throughout the year.


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