The school greenhgouse is dendrobium heaven this week and the latest to open, is this charming little species with compact bulbs and long sprays of large flowers.
This plant was deflasked in 2010 and produces a great display every year.
The species is found over a wide range from Assam through South East Asia and we have seen it growing in Loas near Luang Prabang near the Mekong river at around 700m growing in seasonally dry evergreen forest with the species most common in the lower branches of big semi-deciduous trees near the river and close to this Buddhist temple with a Cymbidium growing in its gutter.
Like other members of Dendobium section densiflorum (the species densiflorum, thyrsiflorum and Jenkinsii) we find the species does best with a warm wet summer in Warm Asia and then a dryish cooler winter and for Dendrobium lindleyi we find it enjoys the roof of our Cool Americas section. This plant was deflasked in 2010 and produces a great display every year.