This orchid was a bit slow to flower but since it reached flowering size a few years ago the flowers get bigger and have more substance with each blooming. The flower this blooming is over 5″ across. As the name implies it has a wonderful aroma which is a mixture of citrus, iris, and lavender. It genuinely is a fantastic aroma that fills the greenhouse when it is in bloom.
Required Light: In the greenhouse I use 50% shade cloth and have it in a spot where it gets mostly morning and afternoon sun but not Midday. Under artificial lights like T5 fluorescents I recommend it be 8” underneath at least two 4 foot T5 bulbs.
Temperature: This orchid prefers night time temperatures to be between 55° F – 65° F. Daytime temperatures can easily reach the 90’s without any problem.
Humidity: Best kept at around or over 60% RH.
Required Watering: depending on environmental factors, once or twice a week under normal conditions. More waterings are generally necessary when it is hotter in the growing environment.
Fertilizer: should be applied at ½ to1/4 strength weekly. I prefer to use the Grow More brand of fertilizers.