Dendrobium senile

Dendrobium senile

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. senile
Binomial name
Dendrobium senile
Parish ex Rchb.f 1865

Dendrobium senile is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from spring to summer with 3 to 6 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with lemony scent.


Plant is found growing in the forest of Myanamar, Thailand and Laos at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters.


Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce watering until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plant grows well mounted.


Common Names: The White Haired Dendrobium


  1. Callista senilis (Parish & Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Callista senilis (Parish & Rchb. f.) Brieger 1981

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