Dendrobium falcorostrum – Beech Orchid

A lovely highly perfumed orchid, with bright white flowers marked with red. Likes a smallish pot in an open potting mix of bark, and perlite, pebbles and volcanic rock can also be added. They can also be attached to a piece of tree fern. Likes bright light. Feed regularly for best flowering, using either a slow release food or liquid feeding every few weeks, but rest over winter with no food and less water. Naturally grows on Antractic Beech trees in cool highland forest in mid to northern NSW and south Queensland.

Scientific Name:Dendrobium falcorostrum
Family:Orchidaceae
Common Name:Beech Orchid
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Cool
Light:Light shade
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Bulb, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant, Wow factor

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.