Specie: D. hybridum
"Den", Spray Orchid
Name in Latin: Orchidaceae
Name in English: The Orchid Family
Origin: Asia, Australia and Pacific Islands
Growth Habit: epiphytic perennial, grows on tree branches.
Flower: 1-2 inches across with 3 coloured sepals and 2 petals with a 3rd forming a lip. A spur extends from the back of flower. Some fragrance.
Blooming Period: Available year round
Leaf: ovate- dark green : entire. Oblong
variety of usage, wedding. bouquet, focal flower, arrangements
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 2-3 weeks
Amount of water:
Nutrition: flower food solution
Special handling: Chill sensitive, Ethylene sensitive
Flowers harvested in winter last longer than those harvested in summer. Submerging flowers in H2O to rehydrate is detrimental or has no effect. Water Stress caused by microbes of other factors can cause rapid flower fall. From greek "dendron" "Tree" and bios "life"meaning "one who live on trees". Dendrobiums are known to vigorously remove toluene and xylene from the air. More than 6,000 hybrids have been created.