Dendrobium Orchid

Common Names: Dendrobium Orchids. Dendrobiums

Botanical names: Dendrobium Spp.

Availability: Year round

Vase life: 14 days or more

Storage temperatures: 55 - 60 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Dendrobium Orchids are know for their elegant and sometimes flamboyant flowers. Blossoms are 1-2 inches across, with 3 colored sepals, 2 petals and a 3rd petal forming a lip, a spur extends from the back of the flower. Stems are 12-24 inches long bearing up to 15 flowers.

Color: Green, Pink, Purple, White, Yellow

Botanical facts: The name comes from the Greek “dendron” (tree) and “bios” (life) referring to their epiphytic habit (attaching to tree branches).

Design notes: With long lasting blooms and elegant draping stems filled with blossoms, the Dendrobium Orchid is often used in cascading arrangements and bridal bouquets.

Purchasing hints: Select healthy stems with vibrant flowers.

Conditioning: Cut the stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Dendrobium orchids are popular subjects for hybridization, leading to a vast array of cultivars with diverse flower colors, shapes, and sizes. Hybridization has also resulted in varieties that are more adaptable to cultivation and have longer blooming periods.