Dendrobium spectabile Fragrant, spectacular

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Dendrobium spectabile (species) A long lasting, fragrant Dendrobium Latouria kind. A spectacular, medium to large sized, Intermedia, warm to hot growing epiphyte in primary rainforests, mangrove swamps and moss forests as well as an occasional lithophyte on rocks from Papua & New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters although it is most often from 300 to 500 meters with semiglobose at the base, to 8 noded stems carrying to 5, towards the apex, lanceolate to ovate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves, that blooms in the winter and early spring on an axillary, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, few to many flowered [to 20] raceme with minute, oblong bracts that arises from near the apex of leafed mature canes.

Fertilizer as well as water should be reduced through the winter months and resumed only after the onset of new growth in the spring.

*Note: Although this is not a deciduous variety, some leaf drop is normal, particularly in response to stress. It is common for the canes on Formosae-type Dens like this one to shed a few leaves after shipping. Just give them a good watering and protect from extremes (e.g. in terms of light and heat) while they acclimate to your growing space.

Pot Size: large plant over grown in 4" pot, ready for 5" or 6" pot.
Plant are about 8"-12" tall
Blooming Size: YES
Bloom Season: Spring – Winter
Temp: Intermediate – Warm – Hot (60º–95ºF)
Light: Medium to Bright 
Watering: Moist (fairly dry during winter)
Fertilizer: Every watering with half strength of 20-20-20 in Spring – Fall
Air circulation: medium

*** Shipping Policy

  • Read the description very carefully before you purchase. Due to the sensitive nature of orchids, there are no refunds or returns when plants leave our nursery.
  • You must let us know if you have special shipping needs, such as including a heat pack.
  • Plants are packed carefully, but we cannot guarantee flowers, buds, sheaths or spikes once the plant leaves the nursery.
  • We offer local pick up at the nursery in San Jose.
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  • Plant may or may not ship with flowers.
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