This dame doesn’t do modest. And why should she? A rich, layered crown of flowers rises into the air from a distinctively shaped trunk. The flowers are a feast of lilac, white, pink, yellow or green, whilst the broad lip almost always features a large dark spot, as if Dendrobium likes wearing lipstick.
Because Dendrobium is a wild and extravagant little madam, a calm setting is a good idea. Opt for smooth porcelain or glass pots, a Japanese lacquer box or a wooden dish or pot.
Orchid of the month
Every month we present a new orchid of the month. Want to find out which orchid it will be next month? Take a look at the list.