This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This is one of the handsomest of all the Den-drobes and of easy culture. It does well potted in peat and sphagnum moss, with a liberal quantity of broken crocks and charcoal. It will do either in pot, basket or on a block of wood. It is very free to bloom and can be had in bloom by midwinter with ease and without much trouble or extra heat. It thrives well in an intermediate house, say from 50° to 60° Farh. The flowers are rosy purple (sometimes tinged with lilac) and borne on long-stalked racemes, which make them more valuable for cutting. Orchids are getting in favor for loose flowers. This lasts for six or eight weeks in perfection. Native of North Australia on Mt. Adolphus.