Dendrobium stratiotes alba 'Thabo Surprise' is a mericlone from an unusual alba variety of stratiotes.
This alba form is rarely seen and available, and being a mericlone, should flower true to form.
Den. stratiotes range exists from Irian Jaya (western New Guinea), Halmahera and Morotai Islands in the Moluccas to name a few.
stratiotes attain a height of up 2 meters, but is more common at 80cm. We are not certain how tall this one will grow.
One of our larger standard stratiotes, has carried flowers continuously for over 3 years. The flowers are very long lasting and not seasonal and are large in size for the spatulata section.
Ideal conditions are
- medium to high light that is filtered,
- warm to hot locations
- in a well drained mix that dries before it is watered again.
They can be grown on a mount.