365 days of orchids – day 78 – Dendrobium delicatum

This seems to be the week of fragrant orchids. Dendrobium delicatum is a natural hybrid between two Australian species, that have already features in 365 days, Dendrobium speciosum (day 57) and Dendrobium kingianum (day 71). With the variable nature of the parent species it is not a surprise that Dendrobium delicatum is highly variable too. We have clones that are blush pink, white and cream but all are very fragrant. The plants are variable too but generally have long pseudobulbs (up to 40cm long) which are much thinner than those on Dendrobium speciosum. The plant makes a great specimen as it gets older.


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