Dendrobium Royal Chip
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 plant resembles the classic Den. Chocolate Chip but with slightly larger, more purple coloration. Flowers are white with purple speckling and maintain a sweet cinnamon scent as blooms mature. Does not require a winter rest period.
Registered name: Dendrobium Royal
Parent lineage: Den. Micro Chip x Den. Roy Tokunaga
Origin: Papua New Guinea
Type: Warm growing epiphyte
Pot Size: 3-4in
Plant height: 10-15in
Blooming size: YES, blooms last several months
Bloom info: 1.5in blooms in tight clusters 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 is dry, decrease in cold months 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.