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Dendrobium densiflorum

Dendrobium densiflorum

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Introducing the Dendrobium densiflorum, also affectionately known as the Pineapple Orchid, a captivating member of the Dendrobium family cherished for its densely clustered, pineapple-like inflorescence. Renowned for its spectacular display, this orchid species is widely cultivated and admired by enthusiasts worldwide.

Originating from mainland Asia, including India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indochina, with its natural habitat nestled primarily in the Northeastern regions of India, the Dendrobium densiflorum thrives as an epiphyte at altitudes around 1000 meters. Its habitat, characterized by distinct seasonal conditions, has influenced its cultivation requirements, making it an intriguing addition to any orchid collection.

Distinctive features include pseudobulbs measuring 30 to 45 centimeters in length, adorned with several angles—a key identifier distinguishing it from its counterparts. Persistent leaves, numbering 3 to 5, gracefully adorn these pseudobulbs, typically clustered at the apex, adding to its ornamental allure.

During the months of March and April, the Dendrobium densiflorum bursts into bloom, showcasing numerous pendulous inflorescences, each bearing vibrant yellow flowers with a strikingly rich orange lip and a delicately fragrant, hairy top. These blooms, spanning 3 to 5 centimeters across, enchant the senses and last for up to two weeks, offering an unforgettable visual and olfactory experience.

To ensure optimal growth and flowering, provide intermediate to cool growing conditions with ample bright light—preferably full morning sun transitioning to filtered light later in the day. During the growth stage, water generously, gradually reducing watering frequency as the current year's growth matures.

For prolific flowering, it's crucial to allow the plant to reach maturity, stimulating the production of new aerial roots and ensuring the development of long, robust canes. Supplementing with a balanced fertilizer at half the recommended dose on a weekly basis during the growth period supports healthy growth and abundant blooms.

Maintaining high humidity levels of at least 50 percent is essential for the Dendrobium densiflorum's well-being. Cultivate it in a well-drained medium, such as a regular potting mixture of brickbats and charcoal, providing adequate staking for larger plants. Embracing its natural inclination, consider hanging the plant to fully appreciate its graceful pendulous growth habit.

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

Elevate your orchid collection with the exquisite beauty of the Dendrobium densiflorum, a botanical masterpiece reminiscent of nature's own pineapples, sure to captivate admirers and enthusiasts alike.

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