Dendrobium Hirota is a hybrid of Dendrobium biggibum and Dendrobium Somsak and is one of the few hybrids I grow. These parents would ordinarily produce large plants, but this is smaller than most, only about 12 cm tall, with flowers of the "Dendrobium phalaenopsis" type that are about 4 cm across, usually five or six per spike. It needs high light and a bit of dry rest when finished growing and blooming, but is not overly finicky and blooms every year for me. It is shown here with two flower spikes and ten flowers. It is potted in a small bonsai pot in a coarse mixture of bark and charcoal.