Wonderfully pure white photographs from the first bloom of Dendrobium infundibulum, a wide-ranging species from SE Asia and the Chinese Himalayas, and extending into eastern India.
As with many widespread Dendrobium, this species is adaptable to a variety of growing temperatures. We grow Dendrobium infundibulum with intermediate temperatures in an eastern window with supplemental LED light. It is a relatively low light orchid, growing well with light levels suitable for Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum spicerianum.
A member of the Section Formosae, the flowers are long lasting, retaining their pristine, crystalline texture and color for over a month. We water Dendrobium infundibulum twice a week during the summer (monsoonal) growing season and then taper to near dryness during December-February. When growth resumes in the spring, we gradually begin watering more frequently. Our plant is potted in medium Orchiata bark.
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