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Dendrobium tenellum

Dendrobium tenellum

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Introducing the captivating Dendrobium tenellum, a botanical gem native to the lush landscapes of Java. This exquisite species boasts a unique growth habit, with pseudobulbs resembling swollen marbles near the base, adorning tall, slender stems adorned with semiterete leaves.

Its short-lived, fragrant white flowers, reminiscent of delicate pearls, grace the ends of its stems throughout the year, adding an enchanting touch to any space. it's fragrant too and smells like honey.

Considered a miniature to near miniature orchid, Dendrobium tenellum thrives in environments with medium to bright light. Versatile in its cultivation, it flourishes in pots filled with sphagnum moss or bark mix, and can even thrive when mounted on slabs of wood or cork. Simply water when the potting mix begins to dry out, allowing for a balanced moisture level that supports healthy growth and abundant flowering.

Hailing from Java's humid and dry montane forests, Dendrobium tenellum is accustomed to elevations ranging from 1500 to 2200 meters. As a cool to cold growing epiphyte, it exhibits erect, shiny red stems, bearing a cascade of pale green, almost terete leaves. Its delicate inflorescence, featuring variable-colored, short-lived flowers, emerges near the apex of the stem, gracing its surroundings with a subtle yet captivating allure, particularly during the summer months.

To ensure optimal growth and flowering, adjust watering and fertilization schedules accordingly. During the winter months, reduce water and fertilizer to maintain a slightly dry environment between waterings, resuming regular care upon the onset of new growth in spring. With an intermediate to warm temperature preference and a medium light requirement, Dendrobium tenellum promises effortless cultivation and abundant rewards for orchid enthusiasts of all levels.

This is a blooming size division, newly repotted, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Indulge in the allure of Dendrobium tenellum, a botanical treasure that effortlessly combines elegance with ease of care, adding a touch of natural beauty to any space.

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