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Dendrobium chrysanthum

Dendrobium chrysanthum

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dendrobium chrysanthum, a stunning orchid species from the diverse Dendrobium genus. This exquisite plant, with its golden yellow blooms, is native to the rich landscapes of China, Indochina, and the Himalayan foothills. Dendrobium chrysanthum thrives in a variety of environments, from humid, mossy forests to limestone cliffs, making it a versatile and captivating addition to any orchid collection. 

Gorgeous clusters of rounded, 2-inch flowers emerge from maturing canes. The flowers are brilliant golden yellow with two large dark blood-red oval spots on a wavy lip and are highly fragrant. Dendrobium chrysanthum typically blooms from April to November. The inflorescence arises from the nodes on the upper portion of an immature leafed pseudobulb, producing 1 to 3 fragrant, fleshy flowers. Each flower measures about 4-4.5 cm in diameter, with egg-shaped petals and funnel-shaped lips adorned with reddish spots.

Cultivation Tips:

Habitat & Growth Conditions: Dendrobium chrysanthum is a medium to large-sized orchid that can grow as an epiphyte, lithophyte, or terrestrial species. It is found at elevations ranging from 350 to 2200 meters across the western Himalayas, Assam India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. In its natural habitat, it enjoys humid, mixed, coniferous forests and primary, broadleaf evergreen lowland forests.

Light & Temperature: This orchid thrives in environments with moderate to bright light, around 50-70% of natural sunlight. It is adaptable to a range of temperatures from warm to cool, reflecting its native environments.

Humidity & Airflow: Ensure good air circulation and maintain a humidity level of about 60-70%. Dendrobium chrysanthum prefers an airy environment to flourish.

Watering & Fertilization: During the growing season, keep the medium consistently moist but not waterlogged. From October onwards, reduce watering and do not fertilize. This rest period is crucial to encourage blooming in the following spring.

Winter Rest: In winter, stop watering completely and allow the plant to experience cooler, drier conditions. This period is essential for the orchid to set blooms for the next growing season.

Leaf & Stem Characteristics: This orchid features pendulous, many-noded stems that can grow up to 150 cm (6 feet) long, carrying bright shiny green, ovate-lanceolate leaves that can reach up to 5 feet in length. The leaves measure 10-16 cm long and 3-4 cm wide.

For optimal flowering, ensure the plant receives pure natural light, adequate dryness, and airflow during the winter rest period. Fertilize the plant in August to support healthy growth and prepare for the next blooming cycle.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 4" or 5" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

Embrace the elegance and charm of the Dendrobium chrysanthum orchid, and enjoy the vibrant, golden yellow blooms that will add a touch of natural beauty to your home or garden.

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