I would likely not have gotten that Phalaenopsis I just posted about if we already had these in stock . Now I have both. At least I know I can get more flowers from the Phalaenopsis while I try to find the exact conditions the Dendrobium needs.
It’s apparently a formosae/black hair group (members of which (surprise!) have black hairs on their canes) Dendrobium which prefers cool to warm temperatures with a “Short suspension of water early autumn.” I’ll keep this one inside all year because it’ll definitely get too hot for it outside in the summer, though I’m not sure it’ll be cool enough at night even inside. We will see.
It’s supposed to be fragrant but I have a cold and can’t smell anything. There are more buds to open so I’ll get a chance to smell it once I’m over the cold.