Thursday, January 15, 2009

My smallest orchid

This tiny Australian native dendrobium orchid is the smallest orchid in my collection. Its just started flowering couple of days ago and the flowers are pale cream color with quite a strong sweet scent.

I've mounted it among my other australian native orchids on the fern slab since its more practical for it to grow this way than in any type of container. In its natural habitat it grows on branches of trees in our native forests. Like all dendrobiums it holds moisture reserve in its bulbs. Its easy to grow since its requirements are very basic - a bit of light, a bit of moisture and good air circulation.

This orchid been with me quite a few years now and every year in summer it develops another tiny bulb and then sends flowering spike. Another example of the diversity of these beautiful magical plants.


  1. Those look like tiny little flowers. They are so hard to capture with a camera when they are that small.(unless you have a couple grand!) At least it has a pleasant fragrance, it looks interesting. My Neostylis is in bloom and it makes my whole room smell nice.

  2. It is such a treat to peruse your blog on this cold January day


  3. Thanks for your welcome message when I recently joined Blotanical Klara. I must confesss that I have never had any joy with orchids. My mum has some beauties though so I will have to show her your blog.
    You obviously have the magic touch :)

  4. I'd be interested to know how many varieties of orchid you have.


  5. To Anna - thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments

  6. To Lucy - I've been collecting and growing them for many years and always looking for something that I don't have, suitable to grow in our climate.