Dendrobium Biloculare X Convolutum

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This beautiful Latouria dendrobium hybrid orchid produces frequent pendant sprays of light greens flowers with a purple striped lip. Blooms last 2-3 month.

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Dendrobium Biloculare X Convolutum Description

This beautiful Latouria dendrobium hybrid orchid is a cross from Den. Biloculare (The two eyed dendrobium and Den. Convolutum the convoluted dendrobium). You can expect this orchid to produce frequent pendant sprays of light greens flowers with a purple striped lip. Blooms last 2-3 month.

Plant Size and Type

Sympodial epiphyte can grow up to  12 in. (30 cm) .

Inflorescence

4-5 in. (10-13 cm) long. Inflorescences are suberect.

Flowers

5 to 9 flowers per stem. The flowers are 0.5 in. (1.2 cm) across. The pointed sepals and petals are a greenish yellow with violet markings. The lip is semi-flushed and marked with violet stripes. The erect sidelobes are nearly as large as the midlobe.

Light

This hybrid is composed of species of which 100% take medium light. Grow this hybrid in dappled light conditions (2000 to 3000 foot-candle).

Temperature

This hybrid is composed of species of which 100% take hot temperatures and 50% take warm temperatures. Grow this hybrid in warm to hot conditions or 66°F to 85°F at night.

Humidity

50%-60% humidity. Keep moist in the Spring-Summer, when the orchid is in active growth. Grow in a pot with porous, free-draining media. The pot should be small for plant size. Reduce water/feeding during the cooler months. Common media: fir bark, coconut chunks.

Fertilizer

1/4-1/2 (125 PPM) recommended strength. Apply a balanced fertilizer weekly to biweekly throughout the year.

Rest Period

In its natural habitat, rainfall is heaviest in the winter, therefore, growing conditions should be maintained year-round. Water and fertilizer may be reduced somewhat, especially for plants grown in the dark, short-day conditions common in temperate latitudes. however, plants should never be allowed to dry completely. In the habitat, seasonal light variation is minor.

Growing Media

Pot plants in any open, fast-draining medium that stays moist, but not soggy. Repotting may be done anytime new roots are growing. However, keep in mind that Latouria type dendrobium likes to be potted in a smaller pot to produce a tight root system.

Size

Near Blooming Size

Blooming Season

Spring

color

Green, Purple, Yellow

Species

orchidaceae

Genus

Dendrobium

Orchid Type

Hybrid

Sunlight

Bright Light

Temperature

Intermediate, Warm

Watering

Daily

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