First bloom seedling of Cycnoches warscewiczii. Plant is still holding on its leaves, so I am continuing to water, but not as often. The scent is very strong and sweet, almost candy-like. Unfortunately, thrips have discovered the flowers. Plant is grown in partial shade, no shade cloth. Media is sphagnum moss in a clay pot with styrofoam peanuts for drainage. I’m excited to see the difference between this plant and the one from SVO, when that one blooms next year.
I am attracted to green flowers and those with fragrance, so I’m excited to learn about this. Is the scent during the day, evening, or always?
Scent is when the pollinators are active so during the day, mostly from the morning.
The leaves are still quite green but in the winter, I will be cutting back on water after the flowers drop. This helps force the plant into rest phase but the leaves may stay green and not drop, each plant is different. Most times the leaves turn yellow and drop or at least some leaves will drop.