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Dendrobium linawianum

Dendrobium linawianum

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Introducing the mesmerizing Dendrobium linawianum, an exclusive botanical wonder native to the lush landscapes of Taiwan and the Kwangsi province in southern China. This small- to medium-sized epiphyte boasts a captivating allure with its shiny, knobby, and slightly flattened canes of vibrant green, earning its place as a standout in any orchid collection.

Dendrobium linawianum, affectionately dubbed as one of the "flat-caned guys," alongside its botanical companions like D. lamellatum, D. platygastrium, and D. trantuanii, exudes elegance and grace. Its unique charm unfolds in late winter and early spring when it bursts into a profusion of showy, purple blooms from the upper nodes, filling the air with a delightful fragrance that captivates the senses.

This orchid species is a testament to nature's artistry, with its young bulbs exhibiting a semi-transparent allure, adding to its allure. The flowers, sized between 4 to 5 cm, make a striking statement in any setting, drawing admiration and awe from onlookers.

For those eager to nurture this botanical gem, here are some cultivating tips to ensure its thriving beauty:

Temperature: Dendrobium linawianum thrives in temperatures ranging from hot to cool, mimicking its native habitat's climatic conditions.

Light: Provide moderate light to ensure healthy growth and vibrant blooms. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it may scorch the delicate foliage.

Water: During the summer months, indulge this orchid with ample watering, ensuring the roots receive thorough hydration. However, as winter approaches, adopt a more restrained approach, allowing the plant a slightly drier rest period to stimulate blooming in the early spring.

Fertilization: Like many dendrobiums, Dendrobium linawianum benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season to support robust growth and blooming. Choose a balanced orchid fertilizer and apply according to the manufacturer's instructions.

This is a blooming size in a 4" pot, newly repotted, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

With proper care and attention, Dendrobium linawianum will reward its caretaker with an enchanting display of blooms, serving as a testament to the beauty and resilience of nature's creations. Invite this botanical masterpiece into your home or garden and experience the joy of cultivating a true floral marvel.

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