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
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Bulb, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant, Wow factor


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.