Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dendrobium lindleyi

Dendrobium lindleyi - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Quite a few orchids need less water in winter. With a Dendrobium lindleyi I have to go much farther than that. This is one of the species that needs a real dry winter rest in order to bloom. I have tried various way to cut back, but the only thing that works is to stop watering completely until in blooms. I am starting that today, moving it where it will get no water at all.

Dendrobium lindleyi - Flower photo by Richard LindbergDendrobium lindleyi grows from India to Vietnam. It is warm to hot growing and needs a dry winter rest. As the flowers mature, the color deepens.

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