WSBEorchids

Dendrochilum cobbianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1389

 

This stunning orchid species is native to the Philippines where it grows in damp evergreen forest  above 1200m altitude. We grow the plant in our warm asia section with conditions very similar to the habitat (min 17C) and it is clearly very at home. We grow the plant in a large basket (a free crate from the local market) and we water it daily.

New flowers come from the centre of the new growths every autumn and are long lasting and fragrant. The plan is particularly impressive with its contrast between the cream flowers and dark green leaves.

This year the plant is extraordinary with 89 spikes and we estimate over 3000 flowers.

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