Dendroboium goldschmidtianum (3" pot near flowering size)
New! Very desirable species! We are very excited to be able to offer plants of this fantastic orchid, which we have grown and enjoyed for years in our personal collection. Finally we were able to obtain some nicely grown seedlings of this very special species from the Philippines and Taiwan. Many growers may not be familiar with this type of Dendrobium from the section Pedolinum of the genus. It is a “gradually deciduous” grower. Each flush of new leafy canes continues for a couple of years until they reach their zenith. Then, they gradually begin to shed their leaves and reach flowering age. In the meantime a new batch of canes have begun to grow. The older, mostly leafless canes can flush two or three times a year, favoring winter and spring, with tight clusters, sometimes very numerous, of bright pink to purple flowers with prominent deeper veins and a bright yellow anther cap. The buds can form so quickly that they seem to jump out of the canes overnight. Older plants can have hundreds or even thousands of flowers open at once, each about ¾ of an inch across. The canes are somewhat lax or pendant under their own weight, but can be staked upright if space is an issue. We think the plants are at the most beautiful in a basket or hanging pot. Ultimately, the canes can be about 18 inches long on average. Give this beauty medium light levels and regular watering for most of the year, holding back just a little in late winter and early spring. Keep the plant tightly potted for best flowering, only stepping up when absolutely necessary and only when new roots are forming. We are offering very nice, multi-cane, young plants ready to start flowering in 12 to 18 months as some of the canes in progress now reach their mature length.
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