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Tuberolabium odoratissimum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Nisanisa, Apr 25, 2021.

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  1. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    Year after year this plant getting bigger. I love to see how vigorous it grows. And I get more and more flowers. There are more inflorescences than the years before,, and longer too. I do think the flowers getting bigger too
     

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lots more buds to open, too.
     
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    Lovely!
    It looks as if growing wild.

    What sort of wood is it mounted on or is it growing on an actual tree?
    Do you spray for any insecticide?
    It looks very healthy plant.
     
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    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    Yes, so many to look after. Delightful!
     
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  5. Nisanisa

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    Thanks Scruffy!
    That's coffee wood. And then as it was growing bigger I mounted it along with the wood to a croton plant. Now, the roots are starting to attach to the tree.
    I don't use any kind of insectiside. And so far, I don't have any pests issues. There are some ants around, but that's okay.
    And there were time with many yellow orchid bugs around, they love to eat vanda flowers and roots, but not this tuberolabium
     
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    Here is the whole plant. I live in tropical, so I able to grow it outside
     

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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    I'd imagine the ants are beneficial and the reason there aren't other pests. Unless they're aphid farmers or weaver ants
     
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    There are some aphid farmers around. This Tuberolabium is placed near some other orchids. There are two Cymbidium bicolor, an Ascocentrum miniatum, a Rhynschostyles retusa, two Bulbophyllum biflorum, an oncidium, a luisia, and some Dendrobium hybrid. Together they live in a croton plant. The ants choose ascocentrum and rhynschostyles to herd their aphids, for the reason I don't understand what.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Interesting
     
  10. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    An update
    So, it's been more than ten days since the first flower opened. And all of the flowers are still in good condition. And as there are more opened flowers now we can detect the fragrance easily. It has nice and soft scent
     

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