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Dendrobium jonesii – 365 days of orchids – day 1190

I am rather surprised to discover that we have never featured Dendrobium jonesii on 365 days.

This is an impressive species similar to Dendrobium speciosum although jonesii is smaller growing. The species is native to warm forests in Queensland, Australia and so we grow plants warmer than most of our Australian dendrobiums, in our warm Asia section.

The impressive flower spikes have around 50 large creamy white flowers that do not open fully. The species has attractive dark green leaves and stout pseudobulbs – a lovely thing. We will be splitting our large specimen as soon as flowering finishes, so look out for divisions next year.

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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Mr. Arthur Owen Jones collected this orchid specimen. I wonder if he was a relative of one of our families Simon?