Surprise! Bet you thought you weren’t going to see an Orchid of the Week post today, didn’t you? This regular feature has totally fallen by the wayside lately, and for that I apologize. I’ve actually been busier with work over the past few weeks, and then last Friday I was out and about preparing for that hurricane thing that happened.
Anyway, this week I’m featuring another orchid from my own collection, the Dendrobium aggregatum. For the record, mine has not bloomed yet, but I’ve only had it for a few months. This orchid is a bright, cheery plant that can produce loads of yellow blooms:
Let’s take a closer look at those blooms:
It just makes me happy to look at these little guys. They look a little like pansies, no? Apparently the blooms have a light scent, which is a bonus in my mind.
This cute orchid is native to the Himalayas, Burma, Indochina, and the Malay peninsula. My own specimen is doing quite well; when I first bought it, its roots were pretty much all rotten so I cut them away. Recently, the plant has put out several new pseudobulbs—about seven or eight of them! So it’s definitely on the up-and-up. Here’s a pic I took of the plant just a couple days ago:
According to Wikipedia, this orchid is also known as Lindley’s Dendrobium, or Dendrobium lindleyi. Its scientific classification is as follows:
Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone!