Soft Cane Dendrobium from India

Though most of my orchids are Australian natives, one of my first was from India.  I bought it at our local market; just a few small canes without flowers.  I potted it up diligently for a few years without much reward.

Maybe the dry winter we had last season had something to do with it; this year it has produced a large bouquet.  Withholding water while it’s dormant avoided the production of keikis (babies) and promoted better blooms.

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Each cane has flowers in groups of three, up to fifteen flowers on each cane, as this one.

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A certain amount of staking is necessary for the canes to stand upright though I do not mind their arches.

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About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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8 Responses to Soft Cane Dendrobium from India

  1. More lovely photographs

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  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    The beauty of orchids has always impressed. What a delight it must have been to walk out and see the magic of such a bloom :-) Beautiful, gives hope. I think this is what attracts people to flowers (and orchids in particular), something so fabulous makes you think life is something very special.

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  3. Your palm with flourishing orchid is a very fine self-portrait, I think. :)
    There is a science to this, but I like the elements of chance and patience.

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  4. beautiful thank you for sharing these!

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