Sunday, March 05, 2006

How to Produce more Flowers on Tour Dendrobium Anosmum or "Sanggumay?"

How to Produce more Flowers on Tour Dendrobium Anosmum or "Sanggumay?"

Written by [Philippine Orchid Review] Andres S. Golamco, Jr.
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
During the month of January and February the plants in nature experience the start of a Dry Period in the Tropics. Is also the time when the right time temperature is lower ( over 20F difference over the day time temperature ). These changes give signal to many plants species including the “ Sanggumay “ to produce buds and flowers.
However the drop of temperature and dry spell must remain constant and continuous in order to successfully initiate buds for the period of 4 to 6 weeks. Watering during this period must be strictly reduce or withheld for about 4 – 8 weeks, other wise fewer buds and flowers are produced.
Once the buds are formed to about 1-2 cm. long with most of the buds along the nodes developed, watering must be increased to daily ensure the proper development of the buds until the flowers have fully opened.
Larger flower are produced when watering is heavier when the flower buds are opening. Consequently, the petals and sepals are able to stretch to its fullest and widest dimension. With this technique applied, our “ Sanggumay “ Dendrobium can produce numerous chesters of large-sized flowers.


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