This very pretty Dendrochilum has only just been described by Jim Cootes and named after his fellow Australian enthusiast, David Banks from Hills District Orchids, Sydney. Later, as a specimen size plant, this orchid could look spectacular. It needs warm, humid conditions and plenty of watering. It should be grown in good quality, fresh sphagnum moss and not allowed to get waterlogged or dry out.

Negatives: Being so new in the orchid trade it is still very difficult to obtain (2011) but hopefully this situation will improve.

Rating: ♦♦♦♦ This may well go higher after cultivated specimen size examples are observed. It has a lot of potential.