Dockrillia linguiformis – Tongue Orchid

Dockrillia is one of the easy to grow Australian native orchids for warm areas. It occurs naturally along the east coast from north Queensland to southern NSW.  It flowers from creamy white to yellow in spring. It is epiphytic and lithophytic, meaning it can grow on trees or rocks in nature, but the home gardener can grow it on either of these or attach them to cork slabs. It does not like to be grown in pots. Water daily in hot weather but decrease watering in winter, which may help to stimulate spring flowering. Fertilising is not a necessity, but small doses of an orchid fertilizer in spring can help if flowering is decreasing. This plant used to be known as Dendrobium linguiforme.

Family : Orchidaceae
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Plant Type : Orchid
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring
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Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Needs regular watering
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Scientific Name: Dockrillia linguiformis
Common Name : Tongue orchid
Height : 0.4
Flower Color : White, Cream, Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Flower garden
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
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