365 days of orchids – day 412 – Dendrobium lankaviense


This dendrobium species is beginning to show its true potential as a plant. It first flowered last year (see day 23) and this year has many more of its really pretty pink flowers.

We grow the species mounted in our Warm Asia section to replicate its natural habitat in lowland forests up to 800m in Malaysia and Thailand. The plant is still growing canes from last year and the year before (these have leaves) while it is flowering from a leafless three year old bulb. We expect increasing flowers every year as the plant continues to grow and each successive bulb is longer than the last. The plant seems to grow continuously and so we keep it watered throughout the year.


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