Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dendrobium spectabile

This plant is in rock in a 4-inch plantic pot. There are 3 canes and the plant stands 8 inches above the pot. It is the second plant I got from the raffle table last week. When I pulled it out of the bark I found great roots. No dead spots, lots of green tips, re-potted about a year ago I would guess.

Dendrobium spectabile - Plant photo by Richard LindbergDendrobium spectabile grows in Papua, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in rainforests and mangrove swamps. It is hot growing, needs bright light and blooms late winter.

I am starting to develop an appreciation for PNG Dendrobiums. They do pretty well in Sonoma, although I may bring this one to Napa for the winter. It is likely still a year or two from blooming based on the description as a medium to large sized plant. None of the three canes has bloomed.


  1. I have read that Dendrobium spectabile can take a very long time to reach a mature blooming size.

  2. Dendrobium spectabile the unique and beatifull orchid the keriting at indonesia called like papua hair people the endemic flower