Dendrobium maccarthiae

Dendrobium maccarthiae - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Dendrobium maccarthiae grows Sri Lanka in very hot and wet tropical forests in full sun. It is fragrant and blooms in spring. The 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.