Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dendrobium lichenastrum

One of my favorite plants is the Dendrobium lichenastrum. It is small, grows fast and is in bloom all spring, summer and fall. It would do well in a terrarium near the light source for those who are space challenged. This plant will remain in my collection after the fall purge.

Dendrobium lichenastrum - photo by Richard Lindberg

Dendrobium lichenastrum grows in north-eastern Australia at all elevations. It is fragrant and blooms in the fall. It is very small and forms a mat. The genus Dendrobium (Den) contains 1200 species from all parts of Asia and the Pacific. Some like a dry winter rest, all like to dry out between watering. Flowers are long lasting.

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