Our Den. formosum is found throughout India, South East Asia, Borneo and the Philippines. This particular cultivar, fma petaloid alba 'White Feather' is a one-of-a-kind beauty! This dreamy looking orchid certainly lives up to its name. It is a petaloid form, an extremely rare fma that has the lip resembling the 3rd petal. Petals are so soft and feathery, and supposedly fragrant.
*Cultural and care information based on average Den sec. formosae care and our personal experiences, use it as guide and should be adapted to suit your environment
🪴Size: Medium to Large height. Canes can multiply indefinitely
🌸 Blooms: Possibly fragrant (unconfirmed), Petaloid, Large usually 2-4 flowers per inflorescence
🌱 Grown by:
: Den. Sec. Formosae
🌡 Temp: Cool to Warm (5-28°C) depending on season, try to follow the season's temperature. Hot summers, cool winters. Warmer during vegetative stage and reduce during winter rest. Keep minimum 5-9°C difference day to night, up to 15-16°C difference.
💧 Water: Wet/Dry cycle Water when approaching dry, does not require full dry but tolerable to full dry. Can retain a water reservoir with large root mass. Certain species may prefer a winter rest, reduce water just sufficient for roots to be moist and reduce temperature during winter periods if plant is not actively growing.
☁️Humidity: Most tolerable 30-40%+min especially during winter rest periods, but would enjoy up to 60% with good airflow during active growth or spring to summer time
💡 Light: Medium direct / Bright indirect. Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight, particularly in the summer afternoon. During vegetative cycle can provide 10-12 hours of photoperiod.
🌰 Media: Growers choice. Smaller size bark mix or Sphagnum moss with a well draining pot, as long as grower can provide proper watering practices. Can be mounted as well.
🧪: Fertilize: Only during active growth. *Observe the plant not all species have a winter rest, adjust as need.
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