Compact, bottle brush type New Guinean Dendrobium; clusters of 10 to 20 small, green-tinged white flowers develop along the pseudobulbs from the middle, toward the apex of mature canes.
Please note: mature canes will have no leaves. They drop the leaves prior to flowering. In Papua New Guinea, they are found growing as epiphytes and lithophytes at a range of elevations, and as such, can be grown in temperatures ranging from cool to hot. These are nice plants, well-grown, with multiple, fat, cigar-shaped pseudobulbs ready for flowering. We grow them in sphagnum moss in plastic pots, but they would do well on a mount if heavily watered.
Curiously, this plant can either have green leaves or purple-tinged leaves, however, the flowers will all be white and green.
It is said that prior to blooming, cutting back on fertilizer helps encourage flowering. These do not need a hard dry rest, even though they have the characteristics of other dendrobiums that do. It is normal for this species to have several pseudobulbs with no leaves at all. These are the ones that flower in spring to summer. Growths with leaves will not flower until the following year.