Dendrobium Raktasirin

Generic Name:  Dendrobium

Common Name: Dendrobium Raktasirin

Father Plant: Dendrobium Thailand

Mother Plant: Dendrobium Airy Red Bull

Breeder: Mr.Sawong Khumvichian, Air Orchids Founder

 

The History and Unique Characteristics of “Dendrobium Raktasirin”

                Her Royal Highness, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, has bestowed this new species of red Dendrobium the name “Dendrobium Raktasirin.”  This new species was bred and cultivated by Air Orchid & Lab in July 2014.

                The hallmark botanical characteristic of this orchid is distinctive pinkish-red petal that is strikingly beautiful.  Further distinction comes from the point that 3 out of the 5 petals of the flower have a white line that marks the outermost edge of the petal. The texture of the petals is fuller and thicker when compared to other varieties. This unique strain is popular for decoration and bouquets because of its strong long stalk, relatively easy growth period, flowery appearance, and the fact that it flowers throughout the year.  Moreover, this orchid as a potted plant, is used for decoration in all festivals and occasions celebrated locally because its flowers maintain their splendor longer than other varieties.