The weight of the flowers often will bend the canes back to the normal pendulous shape.
Thanks to the hybridizes they have been able to produced some selected clones of species and hybrids that have been hybridized for people who cannot cultivate the cold growing nobile
s in their homes/greenhouses.
In November I have beautiful flowers appearing on some of my nobile
s. As the days shorten many of my nobile
s will produce flowers in the fall without giving them the very cold temperatures. I keep my greenhouse
in around 16 °c during the night and I do reduce the water during the winter. D. findleyanum
‘Sailor Boy’ blooms in November for me. This species grows in the mountains of Burma and Thailand.
is one of the relatively few orchid species, which is rich in alkaloids and is used in traditional Chinese medicine, in the "Chin Shih Hu" herbal tea cooked from its dried stems. The extract has tonic and antipyretic effects. This species contains over a dozen alkaloids and the first alkaloide from any orchid species (called nobiline), was isolated from D. nobile
by Japanese scientists, in 1932.
With this "first" D. nobile
played an important role in orchid alkaloide research.
Some of the cool growing nobile types worth growing are D. wardianum
, which is native to the mountains of Assam, Burma and Thailand.