Dendrobium spectabile

Dendrobium spectabile - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Dendrobium (Den) contains 1200 species from all parts of Asia and the Pacific. Some like a dry winter rest, all like to dry out between watering. Flowers are long lasting.

Dendrobium spectabile grows in Papua, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in rainforests and mangrove swamps. It is hot growing, needs bright light and blooms late winter.

This plant is in rock in a 4-inch plantic pot. There are 3 canes and the plant stands 8 inches above the pot.

05/18/2011 - Added to collection, Blog entry

TRIBE: Dendrobieae     SUBTRIBE: Dendrobiinae