The story of the Dendrobium
Dendrobium is a popular orchid, from the same family as Phalaenopsis, Cambria and Cymbidium. All these orchids are characterized by the typical structure of the flower with five sepals and petals, a beautiful lip and a cap.
Dendrobium usually grows in nature as an epiphytic orchid on rocks or in trees, without extracting any nutrients from it: the roots get it from the air. As a pot orchid they therefore stand in well-drained, airy soil or bark. The most famous is Dendrobium nobile, a torch of flowers with beautiful patterns
Dendrobium is a popular genus in the Orchidaceae family. The approximately 1,200 Dendrobium species occur naturally in a fairly large distribution area in the form of a huge triangle, from the Himalayas, southern Japan to Australia and New Zealand. Dendrobium often grows in nature as an epiphytic orchid on rocks or in trees, without extracting food from it.
Choice of assortment
There are two types of Dendrobium orchids: the compact and the phalaenopsis hybrids. The compactum species often have several bulbs (mature shoots), and therefore also several flower branches with smaller flowers (1 to 7 centimeters). The most famous species is Dendrobium nobile, a torch of flowers with beautiful patterns. There are a number of series of which the Star Class is the best known. The phalaenopsis hybrids have one to two branches with larger flowers (7 centimeters or larger). The most famous of these is the Sa-Nook series in many different colors from yellow, green, white to purple, pink and bicolor. The lip color can also vary. We also come across a number of very natural looking botanical species: D. kingianum x biggibum and the D. Berry Oda.
(source: Bloemenbureauholland.nl )