Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Angraecum sesquipedale 'Orchidglade II' FCC/AOS

Angraecum sesquipedale 'Orchidglade II' FCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Angraecum (Angcm) contains 200 species grow in tropical Africa to Madagascar. They like a wood slat basket, high humidity, moderate shade, and ample water while in growing.


Angraecum sesquipedale 'Orchidglade II' FCC/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergAngraecum sesquipedale grows in Madagascar. It is hot growing and needs consistent warm temperatures and even watering. It has large, fragrant flowers.

This was an impulse buy at POE five years ago. It took three years to get the light level down and the temperature up. I may be done with this plant which is not a good fit for my greenhouse. Since there are roots near the base of the leaves, my plan is to trim the bottom and put it in a new basked, then take it for sale to the next SCOS meeting.

3 comments:

  1. Patience rewarded! Interesting plant, but not suited for my conditions either.

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  2. I have an angraecum sesquipedale and in the summer i keep it outside mostly in shade but it does get some afternoon dappled sunlight. I brought it into the house in october and I keep it on my bathroom windowsill for the winter. It is now producing buds!

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  3. Your comment reminded me to check for spikes and I have two of them. They develop slowly so I won't expect flowers until close to the new year.

    Congratulations on the spike.

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