On offer is this beautiful species from PNG and some of the Torres Strait islands in Australia nicknamed the splendid dendrobium.
Den. insigne can reach sizes from 25-60 cm and flowers all along the stem. Usually there is 2 fragrant flowers 2-5cm per inflorescence, and they are short lasting.
A well grown plant can numerous sets of flowers, and can flower many times in a year. Flowering is normally initiated by a sudden drop in temperature by about 6 degrees and occur about 9 days later.
It is the sole member of the section Dichopus.
Ideal conditions are
- high light that is filtered,
- hot locations
- in a well drained mix that dries before it is watered again.
They can be grown on a mount.