Dendrobium chameleon


A medium sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte from the Philippines and Taiwan occuring at altitudes of 600 to 1000 + meters on rocks, tree fern and tree trunks or hanging from branches in damp, shaded areas. It has cane-like, branching, pendant to horizontal stems that are thickened apically carrying many, ovate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short, many to each pseudobulb, all along upper third from the nodes of the leafless cane, 1 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence with flowers that quickly lose their original color and turn yellow.

This species needs an even temperature year round but in the winter months the plant should get less water but not allowed to dry out entirely.

Dendrobium chameleon