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Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum

Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum

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Introducing the Captivating Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum - A Unique Addition to Your Orchid Collection!

Get ready to elevate your orchid collection with the mesmerizing Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum, a true gem belonging to the Fromosae Section. This extraordinary species boasts stunning beauty and an array of delightful variations, with five distinct recognized varieties. Among these, the Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum stands out with its elegant charm.

The Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum features an upright, sympodial growth habit, showcasing stems that can reach up to 30 cm in height and 9 mm in diameter. The foliage is equally captivating, with leaves measuring 3.5 cm in length and 1.8 cm in width. The inflorescence, emerging from the upper portion of the stem, gracefully carries four blossoms, each measuring an impressive 4.5 cm across.

Notably, this variety exhibits broader petals and a lip that beautifully contrasts with the white flower, adorned with an enchanting apple-green blotch at the throat of the lip. The sepals are triangular, while the petals gracefully take on a broadly ovate shape. The lip, a focal point of admiration, is 3-lobed, with rounded lateral lobes and a fan-shaped midlobe.

Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum is a native of the Catalyan Island, located to the north of Luzon, where it thrives at lower elevations. One can easily distinguish this variety from the standard species by its more diminutive size and the significantly longer spur of the flower.

Remarkably, the flowers are incredibly long-lasting and even rebloom on the old canes, making it a must-have addition to any Dendrobium collection.

Cultivation Tips: Achieving successful growth and blooming with Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum is a rewarding experience. These impressive Dendrobium species boast long, well-leafed canes, adding an element of lushness to your indoor oasis. To ensure your Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum thrives, consider the following cultivation tips:

  1. Temperature: Aim to maintain a minimum night temperature of around 56 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). While this species performs admirably in moderately bright light, it can also adapt well to warmer conditions.

  2. Watering: During the growing season, allow the plant to approach dryness between watering sessions. In the winter, give it slightly longer intervals between waterings to accommodate its seasonal needs.

  3. Potting Mix: A fine bark mix has proven to be successful in providing the ideal growing medium for Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum. Plant it in a plastic pot for the best results.

This is a bloomin size in a 5" pot about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited.

Whether you are a seasoned orchid enthusiast or a green-thumb novice, the Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum is a fascinating addition that will surely captivate your senses. Embrace the beauty of its long-lasting, elegant flowers with green throats and enjoy the pleasure of nurturing this marvelous epiphyte. Elevate your orchid collection today with the enchanting Dendrobium sanderae var. luzonicum!

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