Blog about Orchids

BEST FRAGRANT ORCHIDS

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  1. Oncidium Sharry Baby

The fragrance of the Sharry Baby is what makes it magnificent and much sought after. It bears a remarkable resemblance with chocolate, though some people describe it as milk chocolate, or vanilla chocolate. In any case, it is one of the very few orchids that bear this unique fragrance, so it is a must for any fragrant orchid collection.

The Sharry Baby releases fragrance during the day time and is not fragrant at night. It can take 2 or 3 days for the fragrance to develop once a flower opens and the smell is quite powerful,

There are several varieties of the Sharry Baby, the most popular one being the ‘Sweet Fragrance’ variety which was awarded with AM/AOS. It is said that this is the most fragrant of all varieties.

2) Cycnodes Wine Delight

The blooms are very fragrant, the intensity of the scent can become overwhelming if kept in a small room. The fragrance is sharp, clean and slightly minty, reminding of medicine. Some people suggest it can...

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DENDROBIUM SPECIES CARE – DIFFERENT CARE FOR DIFFERENT DENDROBIUM SPECIES

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Dendrobium is Asian and Australian genus, and also dwells on many Pacific Ocean islands. Dendrobium orchids grow naturally in diverse ecosystems – from warm rainforests to cold Himalayan mounts and dry Australian deserts. Given the fact that they live in so different biomes, Dendrobium is one of the most diverse orchid genera and because of it they are divided into different groups, according to their specific demands. They are divided to cold, intermediate and warm-growing, and they can also be divided to ones who need a cold dry rest period, and ones who do not need it.

The orchids that vendors sold are actually complex hybrids and some of this complex hybrids do not actually require such cold and dry dormancy, as they have some warm-group Dendrobiums in their pedigree. hybrids are much more easy to grow than species Dendrobiums, and within species, the warm group is easiest to grow.

Dendrobium nobile, Dendrobium phalaenopsis, and Dendrobium bigibbum are three popularly...

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SEIDENFADENIA

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Seidenfadenia is a genus of from the orchid family there is only one known species, Seidenfadenia mitrata ( sold in the orchid trade as Aerides mitrata. ), native to Thailand and to Myanmar

SEIDENFADENIA

 

Temperature: Warm

Light: Bright conditions are best – grow with vandas.

Water-Humidity: Maintain even moisture and high humidity throughout the year, although drier conditions may be tolerated during cool winter months.

Potting: The pendant nature of these orchids is best suited to mounts or small teak baskets.

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CALANTHE SYLVATICA

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Calanthe masuca or Calanthe sylvatica  or The Forest-Dwelling Calanthe

Calanthe sylvatica

 

 

Calanthe sylvatica falls into the category of evergreen plants, those that require semi-shaded humus-rich soils as on the slopes of woodlands.

 

There are two main types of Calanthe in cultivation, deciduous and evergreen. The evergreen types have no rest period and should be kept somewhat damp all year.The deciduous types comprise one of the most satisfactory groups of all orchids, with inflorescences that bloom over a long period of time in the late autumn and winter. They grow well with cattleyas, where the bright light and warm

calanthe they are warm and hot growing orchids, so they do not need cool and cold temperatures to thrive and bloom. They are orchids from shady places, so they don’t need extremely high light levels as needed for Vanda orchids.

They are terrestrials, so they need a substrate for terrestrial orchids with sphagnum, cocoa chips, medium bark,...

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COELOGYNE ROCHUSSENII

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COELOGYNE ROCHUSSENII

coelogyne Rochussenii

 

Coelogyne (necklace orchids)

 

 

Coelogyne is a genus of over 200 sympodial epiphytes from the family Orchidaceae, distributed across India, China, Indonesia and the Fiji islands, The genus is abbreviated Coel in trade journals.
The wide distribution of this genus has resulted in a wide variety of temperature variation from species to species, some requiring cool to cold conditions to grow and bloom reliably, while others need decidedly warmer temperatures to achieve the same.

They have often a sweet scent, attracting different kinds of pollinators, such as bees, wasps and beetles.

A few species are commonly known as ‘necklace orchids’, because of their long, pendant, multi-flowered inflorescence.
Coelogynes could be divided to two big groups – so called “Cool” Coelogyne group and “Warm” Coelogyne group.
Cool Coelogynes:- come from mountain cloud forests of Himalayan, in nature they have warm but misty...

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