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) .
4-5 in. (10-13 cm) long. Inflorescences are suberect.
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.
This hybrid is composed of species of which 100% take medium light. Grow this hybrid in dappled light conditions (2000 to 3000 foot-candle).
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.
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.
1/4-1/2 (125 PPM) recommended strength. Apply a balanced fertilizer weekly to biweekly throughout the year.
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.
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.