Dendrobium Taro 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. Flowers are similar to Den. Chocolate Chip in appearance. As a miniature Den, it will not reach the typical large size of similar hybrids. Smells like cinnamon or Snickerdoodles. Flower appearance may vary between plants.
Registered name: Dendrobium Taro Chip
Parent lineage: Dendrobium Micro Chip × Dendrobium atroviolaceum
Origin: Papua New Guinea
Type: Warm growing epiphyte
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 7-8in
Blooming size: YES, blooms last several months
Bloom info: 1in blooms in tight clusters that emerge from the top of new pseudobulb growths.
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.
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.