Dendrobium delicatum

Dendrobium delicatum - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Dendrobium delicatum grows in Queensland and New South Wales on rocks, boulders and cliffs. Cool to warm growing, this is actually Dendrobium X delicatum, a natural hybrid between D. kingianum and D. tarberi. 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.