Fragrant orchids are everyone’s favorites, well at least most of us do prefer fragrant orchids. However on occasion we might notice some variation in this fragrance. Weather it’s an intensity problem, or even a different smell, sometimes our orchids smell differently from what we expect.
The first factor that contributes to this variation is: the age of the orchid. Young orchids might not be developed enough to have the fragrance everyone is raving about. Don’t despair, if your orchid blooms for the first time it might be less that what you hoped for, but in time it will get better and better.
Second factor: the season. Some orchids feel happier in cold climates, so a bloom in a warm climate might lack fragrance. Ofcourse the opposite instance is possible too, warmth loving orchids might lack fragrance in cold conditions. So if your cold grower blooms in summertime, maybe it will not be as nice as when it bloomed in winter time, but that is all normal.
Third factor: genetics. Seedlings are like twins, they are related, but don’t necessarily look alike. If they do look alike, maybe they have different personalities. same with orchids, some individuals from a particular bath of hybrids might be fragrant, some might not. There’s not much we can do here.
Fifth factor: health. If an orchid is not in tip top condition, the fragrance might not be in tip top condition either. The healthier the orchid is, the more chances of having that full potential fragrance we are all looking for.
Now these rules don;t always apply, orchids are their own persons, if I can call them like that. All are different and all will react differently, but sometimes this lack of fragrance can really be influences by some of the factors above.
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