Do Dendrobium Orchid Plants have a Scent?
My friend just got a dendrobian orchid and she insists that is has a lovely scent to it. Are there really orchids that have a scent?
There is a dendrobium orchid called Sweet Scent Dendrobium Super nestor Alba. The flowers of this orchid have a mild raspberry candy scent. Flower buds start to form in late winter/early spring and new growth develops at the base of the plant while it is blooming. Care tips: Keep the orchid in warm temperatures, bright light, fertilize every two weeks as the new growth develops. Keep the soil moist but never soggy. Do not feed during the fall and winter and allow the soil to dry out before watering. During this time the leaves will fall off before the plant starts to grow again in the late winter/early spring. Spraying the new growth a couple of times with a liquid Phosphate fertilizer ( 0-46-0) encourages more flowers.