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I bought this orchid at the supermarket only £5. Couldn't resist, but no specific instructions on the label, so I don't know what type it is. The flowers are so tiny and delicate and I'd hate to lose it. Hope someone here can advise me.


  • BiljeBilje Posts: 771
    I'm not being of any help really but it's not a moth orchid....phalenopsis. They are the only ones I have. It looks a great bargain, best of luck, I'm sure help will be along shortly.
  • Yes I've grown phalaenopsis ones for years, and have 2 in bud right now that are several years old. But as this was a different flower I thought it may need different conditions. Thanks anyway.

  • It might be Dendrobium, I think that's how its spelt. I'm guessing its that by the green leaves.

  • It could be a cymbidium but they tend to be quite big, it's more likely to be a Cambrian which is a hybrid, possibly with a cymbidium as one of it's parents.



  • Janet  2Janet 2 Posts: 114
    Don't quote me but I think it's a dendrobium
  • the flowers are similar, but the foliage is different between moth orchids (phalaenopis) and dendrobium.

    moth orchids are epiphytic (you can see their roots - in clear pots, or growing on rocks or bark) Cymbidium and dendrobium orchids you can't see their roots, looking at the picture it looks like a dendrobium.

  • Yes the flowers are dendrobium shape, but I've never seen anything so small before. Even the biggest flower is less than an inch across, and so perfect in detail. Amazing! 

    Thank you all for your input.

  • can you please , long tall stem with white flowers from top to bottom, no instructions

    help got present of orchid

  • That is definitely a Dendrobium, probably one of the new small varieties. image

    Yours seems to be a lovely healthy plant.

    Treat more or less the same as you would d with your Phalaenopsis, and it'll be fine.

    After floweing cut out the flower stems with this one though, because they won't fower again on the same stem.

    Good luck.!

    Dendrobiums are really easy to look after and can give you many years of pleasure. image

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