Dendrobium cretaceum

Dendrobium cretaceum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. cretaceum
Binomial name
Dendrobium cretaceum
Lindl. 1847

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


  1. Callista cretacea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrobium polyanthum Wall. ex Lindl. 1830

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