The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Dendrochilum

Family: Orchidaceae.

Dendrochilum Genus of about 120-150 species of evergreen, epiphytic orchids from S.E. Asia and New Guinea, found on trees and rocks. Ovoid to cylindrical pseudobulbs produce 1-2 elliptic-lance-shaped leaves. They are valued for their chain-like racemes of fragrant flowers.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Cool-growing orchids. Grow in epiphytic orchid potting mix. In summer, provide humid, shaded conditions. In winter, admit full light. Water freely all year, sparingly in winter. Misting is necessary once or twice a day. Divide the plant, or remove backbulbs and pot up separetely.
Dendrochilum cobbianum Rchb. f.
White, creamy flowers with yellow throat emerge with new growth. Inflorescences make an arching spike with many,many flowers. Intermediate with moderate light. Grows very fast - doubles its size every year. Flowers in September-October. Dendrochilum cobbianum Rchb. f.
Dendrochilum convallariaeforme (syn. D. bicallosum)
Orange/gold flowers emerge with new growth. Inflorescences make an arching spiral with many,many flowers. Intermediate with moderate light. Grows very fast - doubles its size every year. Dendrochilum convallariaeforme (syn. D. bicallosum)
Dendrochilum javieriense
Yellow bottle brush flowers on arching inflorences. Intermediate with moderate to bright light. Dendrochilum javieriense
Dendrochilum tenellum
Grass type foliage producing small white flower chains about one-third down the leaf. Elegant looking plant even when not in flower. Intermediate with moderate light. Dendrochilum tenellum
Dendrochilum wenzelii
Red/maroon bottle brush flowers on arching inflorescences. Intermediate with moderate to bright light. Dendrochilum wenzelii

User-submitted additions and corrections:

Raymond Hui
US
4th Jan 2005
The picture posted besides the entry for Dendrochilum cobbianum is not one of the plant. It looks like a dendrobium, vaguely like speciosum or similar.
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