Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
Like Tree15Likes

Dendrobium anosmum 'alba'

This is a discussion on Dendrobium anosmum 'alba' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; 'Spring' is almost here in S E Asia - the drought and cooler 'winter' months ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Dendrobium anosmum 'alba'

    'Spring' is almost here in S E Asia - the drought and cooler 'winter' months of Dec - Feb are about to end, and this period will herald the blooming of many of our soft cane dendrobiums as well as our vandaceous species and hybrids. Those who have prepared well by withholding watering of these orchids will be well rewarded with a profusion of blooms, but those of us (including myself) who have been tardy or lazy may not be able to enjoy the spring blooms at their best. I have been late in withholding the watering and so, many of my dendrobiums have produced keikis instead of flowers. This is the worst blooming of my Den anosmum 'alba' -only 5 flowers on a single cane!
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Ron-NY is offline rothaholic
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Saratoga Co. New York
    Posts
    6,922

    Default

    fragrance is so nice on this species!

  3. #3
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I managed to hide my Den. aggregatum on myself...I kept it in the garage this year by a window. For the first time I got a spike. It encouraged me. I may try a couple like yours this year. They are the most wonderful scented flowers! I like that yours is pure white...very pretty!

  4. #4
    stateless's Avatar
    stateless is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    ed
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    vanda,
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    south florida
    Posts
    2,429

    Default

    the white form is pretty, I hope all the keikeis bloom for you when they're ready

  5. #5
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    12,753
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I think you are considered very lucky mine refused to bloom at all love the white color anosmum.

  6. #6
    Real Name
    Deepak
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mysore, KA, India
    Posts
    361
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Yew - you mounted them ??

  7. #7
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is online now Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I can hardly wait for spring to come here, Yew Sung. Love this pretty white dendrobium!!

    cheers,
    BD

  8. #8
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by raindeepak4u View Post
    Yew - you mounted them ??
    Yes Deepak. I mount all my species dendrobium. I was lucky to get the lopped-off branches of teak trees when the trees were pruned in the housing estate where I live.

  9. #9
    Phimax's Avatar
    Phimax is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    324
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very beautiful pristine white flowers
    I think it is one of the hardest things growing these beautiful dens to know when to stop watering and not to let them dry out either
    Hope the keikis will flower in the next years
    Jan
    Posted via Mobile Device

  10. #10
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Phimax View Post
    Very beautiful pristine white flowers
    I think it is one of the hardest things growing these beautiful dens to know when to stop watering and not to let them dry out either
    Hope the keikis will flower in the next years
    Jan
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Thanks Jan. Actually for me the period for withholding watering is not so hard to determine because I live in the NW of Peninsular Malaysia, which has pretty much a climate quite close to that of Thailand where most of the deciduous dendrobiums are found. We have a dry 'winter' where almost no rain falls for 3 months from Dec-Feb and night temperatures may go 23-25 C as opposed to the rest of the year with 30-32 C. This is the time to withhold watering by shifting these deciduous dends to another part of the grow area which does not receive the normal daily 2-3 waterings. Due to my lazy nature I often do not perform this simple little task which involves about 20-30 plants (dends and catasetums). This year I did shift them but a little later than I should have. Any way I'm hoping for the best.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Dendrobium anosmum alba
    By ntgerald in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 27th, 2012, 07:26 PM
  2. Dendrobium anosmum var. alba
    By lanhua in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 3rd, 2012, 11:53 AM
  3. Dendrobium anosmum and var alba
    By cxcanh in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 16th, 2011, 02:26 PM
  4. Dendrobium anosmum semi alba
    By zainal abidin in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: April 30th, 2011, 01:24 AM
  5. Dendrobium anosmum alba?
    By delphiguy in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: September 3rd, 2010, 08:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.