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Dendrobium delicatum var. album

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Dendrobium delicatum var. album (Orchid). A compact epiphytic with lanceolate leaves.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Orchid

Origin

India to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the East

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

In temperate climates, they need to be grown in greenhouses. Can be grown in pots but also on slabs of bark. Weak foliar feeds can be added to the sprays.

Propagation

Older leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to red spider mites and mealy bugs.

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