Dendrobium Roy Tokunaga
Latouria-type Dendrobiums are vigorous growers and easy bloomers provided they are given enough light. As a general rule, dendrobiums generally enjoy warmer, wetter Spring-Fall and cooler, drier Winters. This famous Dendrobium has striking white blooms with a characteristic purple lip. Although the plant reaches a tall mature size of around 24in, its a show stopper and a popular choice. Flowers are bright white with a variable amount of purple and maintain a sweet cinnamon scent as blooms mature. Does not require a winter rest period.
Registered name: Dendrobium Roy Tokunaga
Parent lineage: Dendrobium atroviolaceum x Dendrobium johnsoniae
Origin: Papua New Guinea
Type: Warm growing epiphyte
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 10-20in
Blooming size: YES, blooms last 6-12 weeks.
Bloom info: 2-3in blooms that emerge from the top of new pseudobulb growths. White with purple speckles.
Fragrant: Yes, cinnamon Snickerdoodle
Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark or well-draining bark mix. Repot in Spring.
Light: Bright indirect - partial direct light. South or West facing preferred.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media just reaches dry, decrease to monthly in fall/winter but don't stop entirely.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 90F max day).
Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity.
Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Decrease or stop fertilizing in winter. General rule: begin in Spring, stop in Winter.