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Dendrobium victoriae-reginae Loher

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Philippines
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphytic, sympodial orchid with a pendulous growth habit and a clumping growth form. The plant can grow up to 60cm in length. 
Flowers The flowers are borne on very short inflorescences in 1 to 3 flowers that measure 30 to 45mm in width. The colour of the flowers vary from blue, purple, lilac, violet or white. 
Habitat It is found growing on trees in forests at altitudes of 1300 to 2700m. 
Cultivation It is best grown under 70% shade and can be grown mounted or potted in free-draining growing medium. It is best grown under cool temperatures.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed, Division

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Blue, Purple, White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary

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Master ID 31733
Species ID 6132
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.