How Do You Care Dendrobium Anosmum?
Dendrobium Anosmum is a huge, epiphytic orchid native to Southeast Asia and the Malay islands, including Borneo, Indochina, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
Common names for Dendrobium anosmia include Unscented Dendrobium, The HonoHono orchid, Dendrobium leucorhodum, Callista anosmia, Callista scortechinii, Dendrobium dayanum, Callista Macrophylla, and others.
Lindley originally described it in the Philippines in 1845.
Dendrobium Anosmum is not a fussy orchid, and it is simple to care for if a few guidelines are followed.
Dendrobium Anosmum thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers filtered sunlight. It grows nicely in medium to bright, filtered sunshine throughout the day.
Dendrobium Anosmum prefers high moisture levels and enough air circulation in the soil.
In the summer, water at least once a day, more if your plant is mounted or hanging.
Dendrobium Anosmum like high humidity and prefers an average humidity level of 80 to 90 percent, however in fall and winter, it wants a humidity level of 70 to 75%.
Because of its overhanging nature, Dendrobium Anosmum grows nicely when placed on tree fern or cork. For healthy development, it requires a loose soil mix.
How do I make my Dendrobium Anosmum bloom?
When your plant has completed blooming, clip the flowering stem where it emerged from the long thin pseudobulbs.
Don’t cut the long, thin stem since the next flower stem will sprout from it.
Continue to water and fertilize, and within a year, new growth will emerge to restart the blooming cycle.
During the winter, Dendrobium Anosmum need a rest time. To encourage blooming, it must be exposed to temperatures as low as 60°F (15°C).
During this time, keep the plant in bright light and limit watering to just enough to keep it from shrivelling.
How do you propagate Dendrobium Anosmum?
Dendrobium Anosmum is easily propagated through stem cuttings. Propagation of Dendrobium Anosmum is the same as with other orchids. You can divide your plant if it has at least four canes with healthy leaves.
Cut through the rhizome and root mass with a large firm knife, striving to maintain the root mass as intact as possible.
Remove all of the growth media from the root mass, followed by any long dangling or dead roots.
Place the plant in a container large enough to accommodate its root mass, then cover the roots with orchid potting media.
Firmly press down the potting media and water well after one week.
Is Dendrobium Anosmum poisonous?
There is no proof that this plant is poisonous to cats or dogs; nevertheless, until that is determined, it is advised that you avoid consuming the plant.
Even though the plant is not hazardous in and of itself, it is preferable to keep it away from pets and children due to the dust, germs, and deadly substances that may be gripped onto the surface of the orchid’s leaves.
If swallowed or handled incorrectly, these toxic compounds can cause moderate to severe health problems.
How do you repot Dendrobium Anosmum?
Dendrobiums do not require quick repotting. Push against the plant’s plastic pot and notice how little to no resistance there is with only the plant and orchid media.
If the plant has to be repotted, the pot becomes difficult to squeeze since the majority of its contents are its roots.
Always go up one pot size, for example, from a 4 inch to a 6 inch pot, and make sure there is at least one drainage hole.
Once it has completed flowering, you may remove it from its container and attach it to a tree, mount it to wood, or transplant it to a basket.
Does Dendrobium Anosmum need winter rest?
This plant’s dormant period lasts from November to February. The time begins when the temperatures at night begin to fall.
When the dormant cycle is complete, buds begin to grow on the plant’s stems, and the plant prepares to bloom.
Their water and feeding requirements often decrease throughout the cold, dark months of the year.
During this period, all you can and should do is pay attention to it and water it only when necessary.
Maintain the plant’s cleanliness and dryness, as well as its protection from pests.
Over-watering and over-feeding are both bad ideas, so avoid them at all costs.
Are Dendrobium Anosmum fragrant?
The flowering season lasts from March through May, however various plants may bloom at different times.
When it comes to blossoming, these plants differ slightly from the others we’ve seen thus far.
They bloom throughout the winter months, particularly in February, and the blossoms last for around 6 to 7 weeks.
They can even bloom numerous times a year if all goes well and the atmosphere is appropriate.
The blossoms, like the plant’s cane, emerge from the nodes. They grow in clusters of 8 or 10, each with a diameter of 7 to 8 cm.
This varies by bloom because some may not develop as large as others and may not even open.
These blooms range in hue from pink to lavender, and occasionally all the colours in between.
The colour of the flower petals changes from the bottom to the top, and some of them even have black venation.
How many times a year do Dendrobium Anosmum bloom?
They are extremely simple to cultivate, many bloom twice a year, and their blossoms may endure for months.
Some types mature at 3 inches tall, while others grow to be over 3 feet tall.
Large mature plants can continue to generate flower spikes and remain in bloom for nearly the whole year. We once had a Den that bloomed for 17 months in a row!
As long as there is plenty of light, they may be brought inside when in bloom. Then they should be placed on the lanai to produce a new stalk (called a pseudobulb) and prepare to bloom again.
What do Dendrobium Anosmum smell like?
They frequently evolve and grow more complicated when you smell them for a longer period of time.
A fragrance that has a strong citrus scent that sweetens and becomes flowery after a few minutes may attract your interest.
Dendrobium Anosmum smells like raspberry at first, then strawberry, rhubarb, and eventually hyacinth.
Some smells are delicate, while others are enticing. There are several things that influence scent.
Orchids are more fragrant on sunny days than gloomy days because the volatile oils warm up and disseminate.
In high humidity locations, fragrances tend to remain longer. Fragrances tend to be trapped in places where the air is motionless, but scents disperse in places where the air is moving.
When should I fertilize my Dendrobium Anosmum?
Feed a balanced orchid fertilizer on a regular basis during the growing season, following the package directions.
Reduce fertilizer by roughly half towards the conclusion of the growth season.
To fertilize your orchid, use any balanced orchid fertilizer (look at the numbers on the container, 20-20-20, etc.). Feeding dendrobiums lightly (1/4 strength) once a week works great.
Clear water should be used once a month to flush any accumulated salts from the potting mix.
Why my Dendrobium Anosmum leaves turning yellow?
There are several reasons why a Dendrobium orchid’s leaves become yellow, and not all of them are cause for alarm.
Knowing what sort of Dendrobium you have is critical for determining the cause of the yellow leaves.
Yellow leaves might also indicate a high level of tension. The leaves will become yellow if your roots have decayed due to being too moist or dessicated due to being too dry.
Yellowing of leaves can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Sunburn will cause the leaves to become yellow in patches.
Why my Dendrobium Anosmum is dying?
Dying Dendrobium Anosmum can be an indication of a lack of water, which is often the case.
Another possible reason for yellow leaves is excess watering or too much fertilizer, which makes the plant’s roots grow too quickly just as when we see yellow or limp hair.
This is because Over-fertilizing is a common cause of death in dendrobiums because new growers believe fertilizing will speed their growth, but these orchids do not require a lot of nutrients.
Feeding more frequently or at higher rates will hurt your orchids.
Why my Dendrobium Anosmum is drooping?
Overwatering indications include lower leaf drooping, a quickly deteriorating stem, flower loss, and a decaying base (pseudobulbs).
These problems are frequently caused by excessive soil moisture, an unsuitable soil media, insufficient light, or foliage that has been allowed to remain wet for extended periods of time.
Why my Dendrobium Anosmum has Browning leaf-tips?
Browning leaf tips and short-lived blossoms are symptoms of dry air, which is typically generated by heaters in the winter and early spring.
Place the plant on a pebble tray to enhance the moisture in the surrounding air, avoiding the use of misters owing to the risk of illness.
Excess moisture in Dendrobium cubbyholes or blooms can attract botrytis or powdery mildew.
The employment of artificial humidity methods is not required during the summer, although it is still very appreciated.
What type of soil do Dendrobium Anosmum needs?
Because of its overhanging nature, Dendrobium Anosmum grows nicely when placed on tree fern or cork. For healthy development, it requires a loose soil mix. Dendrobium Anosmum grows nicely in an airy, fast drying soil mix made of fir bark.
For drainage, the best soil combination would be bark combined with perlite or charcoal. Sphagnum moss is ideal for mounting.
If you’re going to put your orchid in a pot, choose for a tiny one with a lot of drainage holes to ensure optimum air flow and humidity. Dendrobium Anosmum may be grown in a 2 to 4 inch container.
How much temperature do Dendrobium Anosmum needs?
Dendrobium Anosmum is a tropical orchid that grows in temperatures ranging from hot to chilly.
It enjoys temperatures ranging from 78 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
A daily temperature differential of roughly 20 degrees Fahrenheit is beneficial to plant development. It is unable to survive cold conditions and will die if the temperature goes below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
How much humidity do Dendrobium Anosmum needs?
Dendrobium Anosmum enjoys high humidity and prefers an average humidity level of 80 to 90% during the summer, and 70 to 75% humidity level during the autumn and winter.
It can, however, withstand 50 to 60 percent humidity inside dwellings.
You may also arrange trays filled with water and stones around your plant to maintain the humidity level high.
If the air in your neighborhood is excessively dry, use a humidifier.