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Dendrobium infundibulum

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPure white lined orange red
  • Leaf ColourDeep green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Dendrobium infundibulum (Orchid). A semi-evergreen, epiphytic orchid from Thailand and Burma. Bears lanceolate to ovate, hairy leaves and pure white, lined orange-red flowers.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Orchid or Epiphytic

Origin

Thailand and Burma

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (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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