Dendrobium smilliae 4"
species - Queensland Australia, Papua and New Guinea
Called the "Bottlebrush Orchid" in Australia, Dendrobium smilliae bears a most unusual and unique stem of flowers. They are borne in Winter-Spring, usually after a short rest period in which water and fertilizer are reduced until new growth begins. Flower stems are 3-5" and are densely flowered, occurring toward the top of mostly leafless canes.
Dendrobium smilliae can become a large plant of allowed to do so. It can be grown in a basket that allows its relatively heavy canes to become rather pendant or in a pot. The plants are warm growers (65-85 degrees night to day) that also like bright indirect light with regular watering and fertilizing except for the slight "rest" as noted above.
LIMITED! ABOUT 1-2 YEARS FROM FIRST BLOOM.