Dendrochilum javierense – 365 days of orchids – day 1153

Our most dramatic species this week has to be this wonderful Dendrochilum with its 60 spikes of deep red flowers.


Dendrochilum javierense is a small growing dendrochilum with narrow stiff leaves and the more upright flower stems than most of the related species we grow.

The species is native to the Philippines where it grows in mossy forest above 1200m and so  in culture we grow the plants damp all year. We grow the species in our Warm Asia section which it seems to enjoy although it would grow cooler. Our Cool Asia section we find a little too cool for it.


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