Amazing orange! This blooming orchid seemed to glow without external lighting as I photographed it.
Dendrobium unicum is found throughout Southeast Asia, and this particular orchid is the “Vietnam form,” noted for larger flowers. I featured this mount in my article on the “moss mount” for orchids, and the new culture really came through with this year’s flowering. The cane is nearly double the length of previous years.
We now grow Dendrobium unicum in our indoor cool growing area; we previously have grown this species outdoors as well with success. In recent years, summers have become hotter and less humid, and all of our mounted orchids, with the exception of a few durable Dockrillia and Dendrobium kingianum, now are maintained indoors with consistently higher humidity.
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