Dendrobium senile


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Dendrobium senile

Quantity: 1 Plant

Size: Blooming Size 1” pot size

Dendrobium senile (White-haired Dendrobium)

Dendrobium senile is a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid native to Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos. It is commonly known as the white-haired dendrobium or old man orchid due to the white, woolly hairs that cover its pseudobulbs and leaves.

Dendrobium senile has suberect, reclining to creeping, hairy, succulent-like pseudobulbs that are up to 2 inches long and 0.5 inches wide. Each pseudobulb has 2 to 6, ovate-lanceolate, alternate, semi-deciduous leaves that are up to 3 inches long and 1 inch wide.

Dendrobium senile blooms in the spring and summer on short inflorescences that arise from the upper nodes of the leafed and leafless canes. Each inflorescence bears 1 to several fragrant, lemon-scented flowers. The flowers are up to 0.5 inches across and have white petals and sepals with yellow or orange markings on the lip.

Dendrobium senile is a relatively easy orchid to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light and warm temperatures (58-88°F). It should be watered regularly when the media is dry and kept in high humidity. Dendrobium senile can be grown in pots or mounted on bark or cork.

Here are some tips for growing Dendrobium senile:

  • Use a well-draining orchid potting mix or mount the plant on bark or cork.
  • Water regularly when the media is dry, but be careful not to overwater.
  • Mist the plant regularly to increase humidity.
  • Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced orchid fertilizer.
  • Keep the plant in bright, indirect light.
  • Repot the plant every 1-2 years, or when the roots become potbound.

Dendrobium senile is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for orchid that is perfect for beginners and experienced orchid growers alike. With its fragrant flowers and unique appearance, Dendrobium senile is sure to be a conversation starter in any home.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 20 × 30 × 10 cm

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
nancy anne rowe
This is a beauty

I received a nice healthy plant. The furry fuzzy pseudobulbs are irresistible.