Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following are MATURE, blooming size plants that have BLOOMED AT LEAST ONCE PREVIOUSLY and should bloom within a year in their upcoming blooming season.
Dendrobium (den-DROH-bee-um) is a huge genus of orchids. It was established by Olof Swartz in 1799 and today contains about 1,200 species. The genus occurs in diverse habitats throughout much of south, east and southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Borneo, Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Zealand. The name is from the Greek dendron ("tree") and bios ("life"); it means "one who lives on trees", or, essentially, "epiphyte".
In 1981, Briegar reclassified all terete-leaved Dendrobiums from Australia and New Guinea into a new genus, Dockrillia. The Winika orchid from New Zealand was formerly D. cunninghamii, but has now been moved into a monotypic genus Winika. In 1989, Clements upgraded the D. speciosum complex into individual species; similarly, the D. bigibbum complex (which contains the well-known Cooktown Orchid of Australia, D. phalaenopsis) has recently been split up.
species are either epiphytic
, or occasionally lithophytic
. They have adapted to a wide variety of habitats
, from the high altitudes in the Himalayan mountains to lowland tropical forests and even to the dry climate of the Australian desert.
This genus of sympodial orchids develop pseudobulbs, which vary in length from a few centimetres (e.g. Dendrobium cuthbertsonii) to two metres long (e.g. Dendrobium pulchellum). Most grow into long reedlike stems. Some appear densely covered with short white or black hairs (Dendrobium infundibulum).
In selected species, the short, ovate leaves grow alternately over the whole length of the stems, in others, the leaves are bunched towards the apex of the stem (e.g. Dendrobium tetragonum). The axillary inflorescence vary in length from insignificant to 1m long, and can carry from a few (1-4) (e.g. Dendrobium nobile) to as many as 100 (e.g. Dendrobium speciosum) flowers. Deciduous species carry their leaves for one to two years then typically flower on leafless canes, while canes of evergreen species usually flower in the second year and can continue to flower for a number of years (e.g. Dendrobium densiflorum).
These orchids grow quickly throughout summer, but take a rest during winter. Dormant buds erupt into shoots from the base of the pseudobulb mainly in spring, and a few species in autumn. This is then followed by rapid growth of new roots. Reproduction is usually through seed, but a few species reproduce asexually through keikis produced along the stem, usually after flowering and sometimes as a result of injury to the growing tip. [by Wikipedia]
Dendrobium phalaenopsis hybrids
A nice assortment of hybrids from Thailand, in wide color range, including:
- Den. Blue Tropic House - Pale, bluish purple.
- Den. Burana Emerald Jade 'No.30' - Striking green with purple stripes and lip.
- Den. Burana Glow - Very nice, large, pale lavender petals with lavender flarings.
- Den. Burana Greenway '#3' - Lime green with purple lip.
- Den. Burana Stripe x Diamon Queen - Good size, full, lavender stripe flowers.
- Den. New Burana Greenstar - Green with purple stripes and lip.
- and more ...
Well-established plants with 2+ flower spikes.
In 4.25" pots - In Buds/In Bloom @ $20
*** SOLD OUT FOR NOW ***
Well-established, Blooming Size plants with multiple new growths that should bloom next winter or spring.
In 5.5" pots - Reg. @ $36.
Den. Roy Tokunaga x Den. Nida 'Stripes'
A GREAT HYBRID. These are truly living up to our expectations of their being very floriferous and having long-lasting, colorful and good size flowers. All these seedlings bloomed with varying degree of pink-stripe from the Phalaenopsis-type parent while retaining the vigorousness and floriferouness of the Latouria-type parent. Highly recommended.
Well-established, Mature Blooming Size plants with new growth(s).
In 6" pots - Reg. @ $41.
Den. Peng Seng
(Den. tobaense x cruentum)
A Negro-hirsute type with the unusual shape and color pattern from Den. tobaense. Most are budding now.
Can continue to bud from older canes.
In 4.25" pots - In Buds @ $2750
*** SOLD OUT FOR NOW ***
We only got a handful of these 3 years ago as young Near Blooming Size plants. They have finally bloomed and ... it's well worth the wait!!! VERY LIMITED QUANTITY.
2nd-Year Keikis with new growth(s).
In 2.25" pots - Reg. @ $17.
Very nice, bushy, well-established, blooming size plants in 4" pots. Some of this batch have bloomed already. Expect that most, if not all, will bloom next winter/spring.
Den. Frosty Dawn
(Den. Dawn Maree x Den. Lime Frost)
Nigro-hirsute type (canes with fine dark hairs) of Dendrobium. The striking white with coral-colored lip flowers are borne in clusters on the body of the canes. Very similar to the pictured Den. Green Lantern.
4" pots - Well-established with new growth(s). Reg. $9. *** SOLD OUT ***