Dendrobium devonianum – Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern China and Vietnam in thick montane forests on tree trunks as a medium sized, COOL to WARM growing epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters with pendulous, cylindric, slender, slightly fleshy, subbranched, many noded stems carrying narrowly ovate-lanceolate, leathery, clasping sheath base, long acuminate leaves where it blooms in the late winter and spring with an erect to spreading, 12 to 13" (30 to 32.5 cm) long, many (12 to 18) flowered inflorescence with long-lived, fleshy, fragrant flowers arising from the nodes near the apex of leafless, to 3' (1m) long, canes.
Beautiful large white flowers, veined and tipped violet, fringed lip, orange eyes. Prefers moderate to bright light.
The blooms of the Dendrobium devonianum are stimulated by the rest period and by strong light; they happen in spring. The resting phase begins after the maturation of the young pseudobulbs: it can be autumn or early winter. It is characterized by strong light, lowered temperatures, and the almost absence of water. The watering is carried out once every 20 days or so. In this period the orchid loses the leaves and also most of the roots. If we see that the pseudobulbs have lost a third of their thickness, we need to increase the frequency of the watering a little. This hard period ends with the appearance of new inflorescences / growths, but the watering gradually increases: for now the orchid does not have enough roots to assimilate a lot of water. The production of new growth signals the beginning of the growth phase.
Pot Size: Mounted
Flower Size 3" (7.5 cm)
Plant are about 8"-12" tall with multiple canes
Blooming Size: YES – from late Winter to Spring
Temp: Cool to
Warm (55º – 85ºF)
Light: Medium to Bright (filtered)
Fertilizer: 1/4 teaspoon of 20-20-20 every week from Spring to Summer. Adding blooming fertilizer 6- 25-25 from September to November
Humidity: High (60
% – 80