Dendrobium purpureum is commonly known as ‘the purple dendrobium’ but its colour variations can range from pink to white, as seen here. The tiny, clustered flowers of this white, ‘album’ variant carry emerald tips and look like balls of powder puffs bursting out out of dull, pendulous canes.
Dendrobium purpureum is best grown hung to let its long, pendulous canes (pseudobulbs) suspend downwards. The plant is deciduous, and will stay happy in a moderate to warm climate. Water generously when it gets hot. This species prefer shade.


Dendrobium purpureum var album


Dendrobium purpureum – pink