Dendrobium cuthbertsonii - one of the holy grails of the cool species collector/grower! Think tiny plant, wow colors, flowers that last 6 months or more, sandpaper-like foliage texture ....everything about it is just awesome. This cross uses a good bright red crossed with a full-formed pink & white bicolor. Such is the nature of breeding with this species, you should expect reds, oranges, pinks, as well as bicolors. Note: the photos are very comparable examples, not the actual parents as this was not my cross.
Growing Dendrobium cuthbertsonii is NOT for the faint of heart. These plants demand cool temps, high humidity, pure water, and are generally considered a challenge. So please, if you're not experienced and/or are considering these for a windowsill, well, this is NOT a prime choice!
View Oxyglossum-Type Dendrobium culture sheet.
Blooming Size seed-grown plants - in1 1/4" clay thumb pots.
|Cool||Medium - Bright|
Cross #2284 - ('51-8748' x '65-8733')