The greenhouse is very fragrant this week and one of the causes is this orchid species is found on several islands in the Philippines. Dendrochilum glumaceum is restricted to mossy mountain forest and exposed summits where it is exposed to heavy rain and frequent mists and this determines our culture of the species.
We grow the species in our Warm Asia section minimum 17C although the plant would be happy to grow a little cooler. See our culture section for more information on growing warm asian orchids.
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 flowers are produced from the centre of come the new growths in the spring and fill the greenhouse with scent. The flowers are long lasting and open slowly from the top of the thin spikes downwards.