365 days of orchids – day 384 – Dendrobium litoreum
This interesting small growing species native to Papua and New Guinea is another new species for 365 days. We have had the plant for many years and each year it produces short lived flowers over a period of months from its older growths.
The plant has overlapping fleshy leaves that over time fall off to reveal the flattened pseudobulb beneath.
The species is reported as found in lowland swamps and overhanging rivers and in cultivation it seems to really suit mounting so that its stems can fall into their naturally pendulous habit. We grow the species shaded and sprayed daily in our Warm Asia section (min 18C)