The cool climate Dendrobium kingianum (syn Thelychiton kingianum) or 'Pink Rock Orchid' is an easy care orchid. We look at culture and growing requiremnets for Den. kingianum.
Readily available form sale from Online Orchid Specialists, Dendrobium kingianum species and cultivars are a fragrant easy care orchid.
The markings on the lip vary on this lovely orchid, many hybrids are available with intense colors. These are a hardy winter flowering orchid, easy to care for and with tall flower stems are a great cut flower. An excellent orchid for beginners and a great source for the enthusiast who wishes to hybridise. One form used is 'var. silcockii' which has white tepals and a purple lip.
Repotting Dendrobium kingianum
A free draining mixture of medium bark and perlite works well and these orchids are best repotted every 2-3 years. Make sure that you use a pot just big enough to contain the root system, not to much extra space, just enough for a little extra growth.