The Magnificent Micro Orchid Plant – Dendrochilum filiforme.
Delightful, Relatively Unknown, Non-Traditional Orchids
Taken from our own collection of different species of Dendrochilum orchids, they
are characterized by tiny pretty flowers that cascade in two parallel rows on each of
multiple stems per plant. These rows of flowers have earned the common names of
“Chain Flower,” “Zipper” orchid, “Yellow Cat’s Tail,” “Golden Chain” and “Orchid
In mid-summer 2018 the Kilauea volcanic eruption destroyed all our nursery
sources for our large blooming specialized orchids requiring acreage to grow. To
regrow them to provide replacement flowers would take over three years. We could
not wait, nor was there the ground space available as the nurseries are now under
60 feet of rock-hard lava. Thus, we sought to develop very different small potted
orchids. These are readily portable, not rooted in the ground as before. This allows
them to be removed quickly should danger loom again. They also take much less
space to grow. Thus, these beautiful miniatures have arisen as a new product for us,
like the Phoenix, rising from the fire and ashes of the volcano.
Real Flowers Actual Size
These items are not pictures, paintings, or photographs of flowers. Each is the real
thing! Thus, no two are the same and yours is unique to you.