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Dendrobium farmeri

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite purple yellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Dendrobium farmeri (Orchid). A spindle-shaped epiphytic from Himalayas, Burma, Thailand, Malaya. Bears lanceolate to ovate, green leaves and white purple yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Orchid or Epiphytic

Origin

Himalayas, Burma, Thailand, Malaya

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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