Dendrobium spectabile11 May
Posted at 20:57h in Plant of the Week
A naturally occurring species of orchid from Australia, Papua, and New Guinea that was discovered in 1849. Not only are the pseudo-bulbs and leaves imposing, but their curly-petaled flowers are some of the most unusual in the world. The name Denrobium is derived from the ancient Greek words dendron, meaning “tree” and bios meaning “life.”
Dendrobium hybrids have been one of the most popular genera for decades. Their long sprays of colorful and long-lasting flowers resonate with orchid enthusiasts who appreciate ease of growing and year-round availability. While many orchids are scentless, spectabile’s semi-sweet aroma is strong from across the room, day or night.