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Dendrobium platycaulon

Dendrobium platycaulon

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Introducing the exquisite Dendrobium platycaulon, a rare gem native to the lush landscapes of New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. Despite its wide distribution, this species is a true rarity, gracing collectors with its delicate beauty.

Characteristics: Flower & Inflorescence: Adorned with pendulous inflorescences, each bearing up to five pale green to yellow flowers, approximately 2.5cm in diameter. The unique charm extends to its pseudobulbs, up to 20cm long and 3cm wide, resembling flattened stems.

Plant: Epiphytic and semi-pendulous, this species showcases clustered, flattened stems enveloped by leaf sheaths. Leaves, deciduous and slender, add to its allure, growing up to 10cm long and 2cm wide.

Scent: Delight your senses with its subtle yet captivating fragrance, enhancing any space it inhabits.

Flowering Period: Prepare to be mesmerized as Dendrobium platycaulon bursts into bloom from August to September, offering a spectacle of nature's artistry.

Cultivation Tips:

Light: Provide a light level of 15000-25000 lux to ensure optimal growth and flowering.

Temperature: Mimic its natural habitat with average summer temperatures of 29-30°C during the day and 21-23°C at night. In winter, maintain temperatures around 24-26°C during the day and 16-18°C at night, with slight fluctuations.

Humidity: Create a humid haven with levels maintained at 70-75% throughout the year, offering the perfect environment for its flourishing.

Substrate & Repotting: Cultivate in pots with loose, quickly drying substrate or mounted on tree-fern rootstocks or cork. Repot with care, allowing old pseudobulbs to continue blooming for years of enjoyment.

Watering: Strike the perfect balance between moisture and dryness, ensuring slight drying between waterings while never allowing them to become completely dry. Adjust watering frequency based on seasonal variations, mimicking its natural precipitation patterns.

Fertilizer: Provide weekly 1/4-1/2 doses of fertilizer, enriched with nitrogen in spring to mid-summer, followed by phosphorus-enriched fertilizer until autumn for robust growth and blooming.

Rest Period: During winter, reduce watering and fertilization, allowing the plant to dry slightly more while ensuring it doesn't remain dry for extended periods, preparing it for another spectacular blooming season.

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

Indulge in the enchanting world of Dendrobium platycaulon, a botanical treasure that promises to captivate enthusiasts with its rare beauty and graceful presence.

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