Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dendrobium bigibbum in flower

One of my dendrobiums currently flowering, another name for this orchid is Cooktown orchid and its Queensland's state floral emblem. It's native to northeastern Australia and PNG and many variations of color and form exists for this specie - from pure pristine white to dark purple this orchid delights with abundance of blooms during it's flowering season.

My Cooktown orchid white with many purple stripes at the end of the petals and always flowers at about this time of the year. These orchids are easy to grow for the beginner, not fussy, they like plenty of light and reduced watering in winter. The blooms are long - lasting and new flower spikes are forming during it's growing season giving recurring wonderful display of perfect, beautifully formed blooms.

4 comments:

Américo M.S. Pereira said...

Amazing Dendrobium, stunning colors and a perfect form. Congratulations.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you, this dendrobium keep sending more and more flower spikes and I love it's long flowering season.

Ron said...

Outstanding example of this Dendrobium. Love the feathering on the petals and sepals.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Every time I visit your blog, there is a beauty looking at me from your pictures!