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.


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


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


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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