Dendrobium Orchid hybrids are the largest group of orchid family and as such are a varied group. One of the easier of the tropical species, Dendrobium pentapterum (pictured right) is from Papua New Guinea, however probably the best known species (worldwide) is Dendrobium nobile, one of the more important herbs that is used in Chinese medicine.
When caring for Dendrobium orchids remember they are epiphytic and require good light and ventilation.
Dendrobiums Orchids like all plants require some care, they like to be in small pots with roots confined. An open potting mix which drains easily is essential.
Repoting is required if the mix becomes acid and wet or when the plant is rootbound. Detailed notes on how to grow dendrobium orchids and dendrobium orchid care are available from nurseries and suppliers.
Australian Dendrobium species include : Dendrobium Bigibbum or the 'Cooktown Orchid' which is the floral emblem of QLD and Dendrobium speciosum or 'Sydney Rock Orchid', while Dendrobium kingianum or 'Pink Rock Lily' is found widely along the east coast of Queensland
Like many orchids Dendrobiums prefer regular applications of diluted fertiliser rather than large amounts at any one time. Over fertilising is a sure way to kill Dendrobiums.
They are not really particular about the actual fertiliser used, soluble is popular, a little blood and bone, some diluted liquid animal or seaweed fertiliser and always a low strength.
Dendrobium Orchids : Dendrobium Orchis Species for sale ( Nurseries)
ROYALE ORCHIDS - phone (02) 43751199 Fax (02) 43751205
1360 Brieses Rd Peatsridge NSW 2250
Huge range of Cymbidium Orchids, Odontoglossums, Dendrodiums, Masdevallia and others. Orchid pots and orchid accessories including bark and coconut chips also gift certificates and plant naming available.
MT BEENAK ORCHIDS
27 Hackett Rd Three Bridges VIC 3797
Large range of cymbibium orchids. Masdevallia Seedlings & Species, Zygopetalum Alliance Hybrids, Odontoglossum Alliance Mericlones, Miscellaneous Genera Hybrids, Sphagnum Moss
1052 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road Kinglake West 3757
Specialist variety of Australian native Dendrobium, Dockrillia & Sarcochilus species & hybrids, pots, loose, or mounted. Species Cymbidium sauve and maddidum.
ORCHID SPECIES LINKS
LYTTLE ORCHID CLONES - phone
VALLANCES ORCHID NURSERY 02 6684 2011
BRYANTS ORCHIDS 02 96689374
ADELAIDE ORCHIDS - phone 08 83812011
FLORAFEST ORCHIDS - phone (07) 46301102