Some of our orchids are very regular in their flowering and this little dendrobium is a reliable February flowerer. We are entering the spring peak for the flowering of many of our cooler growing species and it could be possible not to fully appreciate this little gem.
Dendrobium malvicolor is a small growing species is endemic to Sumatra where it grows from 1550 to 3050m. Plants have small dark pseudobulbs which are thin at the base and thicker near the end where they flower.
We grow the species in our Warm Asia section but in light of the high altitude it would be happy a little cooler.
Like many of our Dendrobiums the species becomes pendulous with age making the species ideal either mounted or in a basket.