Original:The Cooktown Orchid is the floral emblem of Queensland. Plants grow to 80 cm in height. They are easy to grow if the right conditions are satisfied. Dendrobium species are mostly epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic. These orchids grow throughout summer, but become dormant during winter. They come to life again in the spring when there is a rapid growth of new roots. They are popular orchids and over the years, many hybrids have become available. New:Dendrobium species are mostly epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic. Epiphytic orchids use other plants, rocks or fallen trees for anchorage. They have modified aerial roots that can sometimes be a few meters long. Lithophytes are plants that grow in or on rocks. Lithophytes feed off nutrients from rain water and nearby decaying plants, including their own dead tissue.These orchids grow throughout summer, but become dormant during winter. They come to life again in the spring when there is a rapid growth of new roots. They are popular orchids and over the years, many hybrids have become available. Dendrobium phalaenopsis has, lance shaped green leaves, and a tall stem with pinkish-mauve to lavender-purple (and sometimes almost white )flowers. In the wild it blooms in the dry season, indoors it blooms throughout the year.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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