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Wordless Wednesday: Dendrobium ‘Doraemon Pink’

Dendrobium 'Doraemon Pink'

Dendrobium 'Doraemon Pink'

Dendrobium 'Doraemon Pink'

Dendrobium 'Doraemon Pink'

I’ve re-potted my newly acquired Dendrobium ‘Doraemon Pink’ in a medium-sized terracotta container. This air plant is a hybrid between Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis orchids. Since this orchid has only three blooms, the pink flowers are quite large about 4 1/2 inches wide. All 3 sepals and 2 petals have hot pink candy stripes; the petals have hot pink flared margins.


Candy Stripes

This variety of Phalaenopsis Candy Stripes just bloomed this morning. Its two white petals and three pale yellow sepals have faint to deep purple stripes and dots.

I could say that one of the nicest upgrades in Phalaenopsis orchids is the introduction of hybrids such asĀ  white, pink or golden flowers with stripes in pink, purple or brown covering the entire flower or just on the margins.