More of our Australian species are coming into flower in our Cool Asia Section and today we will feature Dendrobium suffusum which is actually a natural hybrid. This is one of the prettiest and most floriferous of our cool growing dendrobiums that also benefits from having a lovely sweet scent.
The parents are Dendrobium kingianum and Dendrobium gracilicaule and it is a medium sized plant that grows into a specimen quite quickly. Pseudobulbs up to 40cm high carry spays of many 1cm flowers with a lovely fragrance. In the past this clone ‘Writhlington’ has won two Certificates of cultural Commendation from the RHS.
At school this species grows in Cool Asia(min.10C) with good light with lots of water in the summer, but with less water in the winter.