Fragrant Dendrobium delicatum


Dendrobium delicatum October 2017

It is the time when these tiny Dendrobium delicatum orchid flowers bloom. The lingering sweet fragrance is telling us that they are there. The look is quite simple; small and white in colour with a faint splash of mauve. The speckled labellum is in contrast with the yellow tongue. An Australian native orchid that is said to be a natural cross between Dandrobium kingianum x D. tarberi. Easy to grow and always flower every year.

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Cymbidium Flower – Another Deformity

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Cymbidium large yellow noid - 2 lips - 1 column - only 2 petals - September 28 - 2017

Only this afternoon I noticed that something looked very odd with one of the large yellow Cymbidium flowers. I took a closer view, and I was really shocked. Truly shocked! Could not believe what I was seeing! After the Siamese twin flower the other day, now there is another one. A more bizarre look! What have caused these deformities?

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More Orchid Flowers

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Cymbidium bulbarrow ‘Our Midge’: This Cymbidium orchid that was grown from a small seedling is having 2 spikes this year. It took around 7 years or more for the seedling to flower. Now it has been the third time for it to bloom. I like the unusual ashy pink colour with a very dark maroon lip.

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Anggrek Epidendrum – Pembelahan dan Anakan

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Epidendrum orchid - tiny flowers

Tidak menyangka kalau anggrek Epidendrum ibaguense bisa tumbuh begitu tinggi. Anggrek yang juga dinamakan anggrek salib ini (crucifix orchid) disebut sebagai anggreknya orang miskin karena dianggap sebagai anggrek liar dan kurang begitu dihargai. Cepat tumbuh tinggi dengan banyak tumbuh akar di luar pot.   Untuk selanjutnya

Cymbidium – Rare Siamese Twin Flower


I took photos of some more Cymbidium orchids that have started to bloom. One of the Cymbidium Vogelsang ‘Eastbourne’ x So Bold ‘and Bountiful’ flowers looked kind of strange. It was a siamese twin flower! In indonesian is ‘kembar Siam’.

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Cymbidiums – Slender Sepals and Petals

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Few days ago I bought a Cymbidium with chartreuse green flowers. The sepals and petals are slender, kind of narrow and pointy. I dislike flowers with green colour, but this one look quite pretty.

Most large Cymbidium orchids (hybrids) have rounded blooms, only sometimes I saw the ones with slender sepals and petals and usually are sold in markets or Asian shops with no identity. In our collection, there are three Cymbidiums in this category. One is definitely C. tracyanum and the other two could be (just my guess) Cymbidium insigne x and Cymbidium lowianum x.

Cymbidium lowianum: This orchid species has green colour with a clear red V marking on the tip of the lip. The one that I bought the other day also has red V marking, but it also has dots and not as clean as the lowianum supposed to be. and the lip is more ruffled.  Could it be crossed with C. hookerianum which is also green?

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Menanam Anggrek Dari Biji ?


Orchid pods - Epidendrum sp

Pernah ada pembaca yang bercerita tentang membeli biji anggrek online, tapi karena tak ada keterangan tentang bagaimana cara menumbuhkan biji tersebut, jadi akhirnya sia-sia. Mudahkah membenihkan biji anggrek? Akankah saya tertarik untuk mencobanya? Jawabannya adalah TIDAK! Mengapa?

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