Dendrobium lindleyi is a miniature to small-sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Assam India, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, and Hainan provinces of China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. I love this guy for his densely packed, slightly flattened pseudobulbs with a single leaf that create a mat of orchid loveliness. It’s a beautiful plant if you’re a form lover, and it produces stunning egg yolk yellow flowers in the spring for you flower lovers.
This species and the subspecies var jenkinsii need a cool dry winter rest to ensure a spring blooming. You will often see D. lindleyi, D. aggregatum, and D. jenkinsii listed interchangeably. They are difficult to impossible to distinguish without flowers. Jay Pfal says that this species differs mostly from the very similar D. jenkinsii by having an inflorescence with many flowers.
Though typically grown mounted, I have found they grow very well in a pot, as well. These plants come mounted, however, I do have D. jenkinsii in pots.
Light: Moderate to Bright
Water: Water well in summer, back off in winter