Dendrobium parishii alba is found in Hainan China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam as a small- to medium-sized, hot- to cool-growing epiphyte. Canes can be upright to slightly pendant, so you may grow in a pot or basket. Flowering occurs from February through August with a peak season of May and June, so do not be alarmed when the canes begin to lose their leaves in preparation for blooming. Flowers are beautiful, fragrant, and long-lasting. Water liberally in the growing season, and back off in the cooler winter season to initiate blooming (again, be ready for leaf loss). Plants come in 2″ pots.
Typically, Dendrobium parishii has pinky-purple flowers, but these guys are all white. Other than that, they have the same great shape and fragrance. Unlike many alba forms, these plants seem to be quite vigorous growers. (Photo shows typical flower morph. New picture coming soon!)
Water: Wet summer, dry winter