Dendrobium pulchellum Roxb. 1832


Dendrobium pulchellum Roxb. 1832, commonly alled The Charming Dendrobium is a very large sized, epiphytic growing orchid species, native to India (Assam), Bangladesh, Nepal, China (Yunnan), Myanmar (formerly Burma), Laos, Thailand,
Vietnam and Malaysia.

Stems of mature Dendrobium pulchellum orchids can reach lengths up to about 2 meters. The long-lasting and fragrant flowers get a size of up to about 13 cm across. Flowering period: February - March. Before the tropical orchid start to sprout inflorescences in early spring, the stems will drop all its leaves. Inflorescences get lengths up to 30 cm and carry up to 10 - 15 flowers. Dendrobium pulchellum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

Whilst it`s considered to cultive the big tropical orchid in cool to intermediate temperatures and medium amounts of light,
in our home country Thailand Dendrobium pulchellum orchids are often found at locations with full sun and a hot and humid tropical climate. The plant requires regularly watering and fertilizing during the growth season, whilst watering should be restricted
during the winter rest.

Dendrobium pulchellum
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Image: Dendrobium pulchellum Roxb. 1832

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