Dendrobium

 

  • Place of origin: Himalayas, Australia, New Zealand.
  • Description: Dendros(tree)- bios(life) and as the Greek name suggests, this is an epiphyte growing on trees. Leaves are leathery leaves. Flowers maybe single or in long sprays in various sizes, shapes and colours. Propagation by cutting.
  • Grow best: On trees. If in pots position roots with one part sphagnum. Use organic fertilizer. Water needs vary with their stages of growth and seasons.
  • Use: Ornamental indoors or outdoors.