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Dendrobium smilliae *Bottle Brush Orchid*

SKU:DenSmile/40

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A well-known but still hard to find species known for its recognizable 'Bottle Brush' appearance when in bloom. Dendrobium smilliae (pronounced smile-ee-i) is native to select regions of Australia, into the Indonesian islands and up through Southeast Asia. Flowers will appear in clusters or balls of miniature pink and white blooms.  Each tiny, tubular shaped bloom has a greenish colored lip which helps to create the unusual visual effect.


Plants prefer warm, humid conditions but still need moving air around their foliage.  These are perfect for southern growers because a cooling period is not needed to promote flowers in the fall each year.  Plants have even been seen flowering in other seasons (not winter) when grown well and can rebloom off the previous years canes. 


During the warm, growing months do not allow plants to stay dry for long and fertilize every 3rd or 4th watering.  Late in the summer feeding should be greatly reduced.  By fall and winter, plants will require much les water but do not need to a completely dry winter rest. (Some leaf drop is normal from season or cultural changes but this species is not deciduous and complete leaf drop is indicative of an unhappy plant.)


We have have beautiful blooming size plants growing in 4" pots that are expected to flower in the next six months or so.  Supplies very limited so don't delay!

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A well-known but still hard to find species known for its recognizable 'Bottle Brush' appearance when in bloom. Dendrobium smilliae (pronounced smile-ee-i) is native to select regions of Australia, into the Indonesian islands and up through Southeast Asia. Flowers will appear in clusters or balls of miniature pink and white blooms.  Each tiny, tubular shaped bloom has a greenish colored lip which helps to create the unusual visual effect.

Plants prefer warm, humid conditions but still need moving air around their foliage.  These are perfect for southern growers because a cooling period is not needed to promote flowers in the fall each year.  Plants have even been seen flowering in other seasons (not winter) when grown well and can rebloom off the previous years canes. 

During the warm, growing months do not allow plants to stay dry for long and fertilize every 3rd or 4th watering.  Late in the summer feeding should be greatly reduced.  By fall and winter, plants will require much les water but do not need to a completely dry winter rest. (Some leaf drop is normal from season or cultural changes but this species is not deciduous and complete leaf drop is indicative of an unhappy plant.)

We have have beautiful blooming size plants growing in 4" pots that are expected to flower in the next six months or so.  Supplies very limited so don't delay!

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Additional Information

SKU DenSmile/40
Pot Size 4" pot
Alliance Dendrobium
Limited Edition Limited Edtion- means we have very few plants and expect to sell out very quickly
Plant type Species
Bloom Color Cream/Pink, White
Expected First Flowering These plants should flower in the next 12 months, in season
Fragrant? Not Fragrant
Light Requirements Medium, Indirect Light
Size Expected at Maturity Standard- Large growth habit, at least 15”-18” tall, excluding flowers
Blooming Season Summer, Fall, Various
Suitable for Windowsill or Under Artificial Lights No
Temperature Requirements. (Based on Carter & Holmes Orchids recommendations for plant growth) Warm Grower- This plant prefers warm temperatures of 65 degrees or above year round. Which means it prefers warm winters and can tolerate hot summers.
Export Status This item cannot be exported outside the continental United States.

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