Orchid That Needs Care – Dendrobium Lloyd Stainton
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I define “needs care” orchids as those that, in temperate climates, are most suited to growing in a greenhouse or conservatory, where better conditions can be created to suit their needs.
Two of the hard-caned Dendrobium species – D. superbbiens and D. canaliculatum from Australia – make up this worthwhile 1986 hybrid with its striking combination of white, red-lipped flowers. It is a tall-growing plant, leafed along the upper parts of its club-shaped pseudobulbs. The flower spikes arise from the top portion of the newly completed canes in later summer. The plant needs specialist care to address its fast, summer growing season, which is followed by a long resting period. All-year-round light is essential, with full sun in the winter. Warm conditions suit it best!
Flower Size: 2 3/4 inches (7cm) across
Flower Spike: 10 inches (25cm)
Plant Height: 1 foot (30cm)
Pot Size: 4 inches (10cm) long