Dendrobium trantuanii is found in Vietnam as a small, warm-growing epiphyte. It is remarkable for its flattened canes which caused my husband to exclaim, “Oh no! Somebody stepped on this one!” D. trantuanii falls into the group that I call the “flat-caned guys” (very original) which includes D. platygastrium, and D. linawianum to some degree, too. Although they are so cool looking that I don’t care too much about flowers, they do bloom readily in spring, and flowers are long-lasting and beautiful. Super easy to grow. Plants come in 2″ pots but grow well mounted, as well. If you like Dendrobiums at all, you gotta have this guy.
Water: Let dry slightly between waterings
Doug Dowling –
Beautiful flower. Must be pollinated during the day as the flower appears shriveled and closes significantly at night. I’m growing it in Orchiata Power+ bark and in a plastic mesh pot with an ebb and flow watering system and daily misting.