Bridal Veil Orchid

Dendrobium teretifolium - botanical name

Dendrobium teretifolium

© M. Fagg; Australian National Botanic Gardens

Evergreen epiphytic orchid spreading by creeping rhizomes (1.5m x 0.75m) from NSW (including Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone and rainforests). Smooth long cylindrical pendulous leaves. Thread-like branches with clusters of fragrant white flowers with short red or purple stripes near the base in late winter. Useful fixed to a Casuarina or Melaleuca limb or spilling over a rockface. Needs a humid damp lightly shaded position. Benefits from occasional fine water spray in spring and summer. Tolerates light frosts. Drought tolerant in favourable growing conditions. Additional irrigation above natural rainfall may be required if growing conditions do not replicate natural occurrence.

  • Plant type
    Orchid
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Part shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Indigenous (NSW (including Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone & rainforests).)
  • Scale