Dendrobium amethystoglossum Rchb. f. 1872


Dendrobium amethystoglossum Rchb. f. 1872 is a large sized, lithophytic, on mossy limestones growing orchid species, native to the island of Luzon, Philippines.

Canes of Dendrobium amethystoglossum can reach lengths of more than 60 cm and shouldn`t be removed, as long as they`re not hollow and dead, after flowering, as they may flower again in the future. The long-lasting flowers get a size of about 3 - 4 cm in diameter. Inflorescences reach lengths up to about 20 cm, large, mature plants even more, and are densely packed with up to 20 fragrant flowers. Flowering period: late Winter - Spring. Dendrobium amethystoglossum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

The tropical orchid requires a cool - warm, humid climate with medium amounts of light and needs plenty of water and fertilizer during growth season. During the winter rest Dendrobium amethystoglossum still requires high humidty, but waterings should be restricted until new growth appears.

Dendrobium amethystoglossum
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Image: Dendrobium amethystoglossum Rchb. f. 1872

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Christophe Leroy April 17, 2013 um 20:48

Very sweet flower/petals colors !

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