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Dendrobium speciosum

Dendrobium speciosum

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Introducing the magnificent Dendrobium speciosum, a true gem among orchids, native to the lush landscapes of Southeast Australia. Known for its breathtaking flower sprays boasting up to 100 delicate blooms, this species is a must-have for any orchid enthusiast.

Cultivating Dendrobium speciosum is a rewarding journey, and we're here to guide you through it. In its natural habitat, this orchid thrives in bright light, making it ideal for sun-drenched spaces. However, it's crucial to provide some shade during the scorching summer months to prevent leaf damage. As temperatures drop in winter, ensure a minimum nighttime temperature of 50-55 Fahrenheit to keep your plant thriving. While it can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures down to the middle 40s, frost should be avoided at all costs, as it can harm the delicate foliage.

During the active growing season, which typically occurs in spring and summer, pamper your Dendrobium speciosum with regular watering, allowing the potting media to approach dryness between waterings. Don't forget to feed your orchid generously with fertilizer to support robust growth and abundant flowering. As autumn approaches and the growths mature, it's time to give your plant a well-deserved dry rest for 6-8 weeks. Only water if you notice shriveled pseudobulbs, allowing the plant to recharge and prepare for its next spectacular blooming season.

When it comes to potting, we recommend using large charcoal and clay or plastic pots, or even granite, mimicking the rocky environments where Dendrobium speciosum thrives in the wild. This species is a natural rock-grower, preferring well-draining substrates that mimic its native habitat.

Now, let's talk about those exquisite flowers. Picture this: compact, robust pseudobulbs reaching heights of 4 to 7 feet, crowned by glossy, leathery leaves measuring up to 5 inches. Each pseudobulb produces multiple racemes, boasting an abundance of spidery white flowers, often adorned with delicate purple markings on their lips. The fragrance? Simply divine, reminiscent of hyacinths, filling your space with a heavenly aroma.

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!

Whether you're a seasoned orchid enthusiast or a beginner looking to add a touch of elegance to your indoor garden, Dendrobium speciosum is sure to captivate your senses with its beauty and charm. Bring home this botanical treasure and embark on a journey of endless fascination and joy.

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