Sunday, May 17, 2015

Epiphytic dendrobium in flower

CU of a Dendrobium species
Location : Zone C

The Dendrobium is grown on a rotting cut leaf base of the oil palm
Location : Zone C

There is an easy way to grow orchids at the park.  The method I use is to let the orchids stick their  roots at the rotting leaf bases of the oil palm.  These leaf bases rot fast and provide excellent traps for many organic matter and wastes from small animals, birds, insects, moss etc.  Here the roots get nourishment and the trunk offers suitable spaces for the long hanging stems to grow.  The above orchid is grown in semi-shade situation.  The flowers of this Dendrobium spp. normally last from 2 - 3 weeks.

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