A much loved Himalayan species of ours, Dendrobium longicornu ‘Ernie.’ This particular clone was wild-collected in Nepal and is distinct from the more common Indian form. We grow Dendrobium longicornu in our cool area, with 50F (10C) minimum nights. I have grown this cultivar outdoors into the mid 40s F (6-7C), but it appeared much happier in the somewhat warmer and more humid environment.
It is a compact orchid with 10-12″ (25-30cm) canes, and receives moderate light, with dappled shading from a pendulous Dendrobium subclausum hanging overhead. Dendrobium longicornu flowers from both leafless and leafed canes.
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