Dimorphorchis lowii – A very rare fragrant species

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Dimorphorchis lowii – A very rare species native to Borneo. This vanda relative is quite unusual because it has two distinctly different flowers on the same inflorescence. The first two flowers are bright yellow with small red spots, fragrant and hairy, while the rest of the flowers have large dark red blotches on a creamy yellow background. The plant will have many 3" flowers, widely spaced on a pendant, flexible spike up to 12 feet long! Best grown hanging, like a vanda, to allow the inflorescence to hang down. A stunning and special orchid for your collection. 

Limited in stock!

Pot size: 4" – 5" pot
Fragrant: Yes
Color(s): Yellow with red spots & cream with red spots
Bloom: Blooming size
Plant height: 10"– 24" 
Leaf span: 16" – 25"
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Temperature: Intermediate-Warm (55ºF – 85ºF) 
Light Level: Medium-bright filter light (as Cattleya prefer)
Humidity: High (60%–80%)
Water: Keep moist and can be slightly dry out between watering
Fertilizer: Regularly. Often 1 – 2 times a week from Spring to 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.
  • We ship within the US; outside the US by arrangement only.
  • We usually ship on Monday – Tuesday.
  • If an order is received after 9:00 AM PST Tuesday, we may ship the item the following Monday.
  • We normally ship by Priority USPS; or FedEx or UPS for large boxes.
  • We will combine shipping where possible; some orders may be in multiple boxes.
  • Plant may or may not ship with flowers.
  • We cannot guarantee a delivery gets to a specific address in the time frame requested due to current shipping conditions.
  • Time to arrival/delivery quotes are generated by USPS, Fed Ex, UPS, not Orchid Design. Also keep in mind the package will not travel in a direct route but rather from one shipping hub to another.
  • If damage occurs in shipping and you want to file a claim with USPS, FedEx, or UPS, it is your responsibility to file a claim.

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