The grandest species of the 'Chain of gold' genus. Dendrochilum magnum is a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte, which can reach a height of 70 cm. It blooms on an apical, erect then pendant, wiry, 50cm long, many flowered inflorescence with the fragrant flowers.
The light must be filtered or diffused. The plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight at noon. A constant strong ventilation is necessary. Precipitation is very abundant throughout the year, with a short, slightly drier spring period.