365 days of orchids – day 400 – Dendrochilum javieriense
Dendrochilum javieriense is the second dendrochilum to come into flower this spring and like Dendrochilum glumaceum has masses of small flowers that give a beautiful display.
Comparing the two species, Dendrochilum javierense is a smaller growing plant with narrow stiff leaves and the more upright flower stems are a beautiful brich red colour.
The species is native to the Philippines where it grows in massy forest above 1200m and so in culture we grow the plants damp all year. We grow the species in our Warm Asia section which it seems to enjoy although it would grow cooler. Our Cool Asia section we find a little too cool for it.
Exquisitly beautiful flowers
I would love to see them in real life but am only free ar weekends