Dendrobium x delicatum
21st April 2006
This is a naturally occurring hybrid between Dendrobium kingianum and D.speciosum. I saw this one
in a mixed batch at a garden centre and I wish I had bought a few more variations now. This pale peach-pink
form had the largest flowers.
I keep it in a frost free greenhouse and I need to find a way of keeping it warmer in summer. Most Dendrobium
flower when dry through the winter, but need to be fed and watered like mad through summer to get
pseudobulbs large enough in a single short season. They generally come from a monsoon climate with very marked seasons.
2nd January 2011
This is a clone from my local Orchid Society sale and is the clone usually seen in cultivation. It produces long thin arching canes
and long sprays of (very) pale pink flowers. It as a bit miffy for me until I started to give it more light and heat in summer.
Now I am getting decent sized pseudobulbs again and I'm hoping for a really spectacular flowering season next spring.