365 days of orchids – day 66 – Dendrochilum glumaceum
This fragrant orchid species is found on several islands in the Philippines but always in mossy mountain forest and exposed summits where it is exposed to heavy rain and frequent mists. As with any epiphyte evolved for mossy trees the key to successful cultivation is heavy watering especially during the growing season which with us is from February until about August.
The flower come from the new growths and fill the greenhouse with scent. The flowers are long lasting if we avoid spraying them with water.