Dendrobium cretaceum is a species of genus Dendrobium
Plant blooms from late winter to spring with a single 5 cm wide flower. Flower is fragrant.
Plants are found growing on trees in China, Assam India, the Himalayas, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters
Plant requires cool to intermediate temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During fall reduce watering as winter approaches. During winter withhold watering until new shoots appear but do not allow plant to dry out. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plant can be mounted
Common Names:The Chalky like Dendrobium
- Callista cretacea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
- Dendrobium polyanthum Wall. ex Lindl. 1830