Sunday, June 26, 2011

Podangis dactyloceras

Podangis dactyloceras - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI have had this Podangis dactyloceras for just under two years. I got it in August and it was in bloom. It was in sphagnum and I re-potted in rock because of how wet my greenhouse is. There were multiple small fans along with the large one.

Podangis dactyloceras - Plant photo by Richard LindbergPodangis dactyloceras grows in West Africa in evergreen rain forests often near rivers. They grow warm to hot in quite bright light and blooms all summer. It needs to dry out between watering.

I moved the plant to Sonoma for 2010 and it re-bloomed and grew. This year I moved it back to Napa. Somehow, one of the rocks blocked the drain hole and the water stayed in the pot. I looked at it yesterday afternoon and saw a pot full of water. I took the plant out and found that many of the roots were dead.

This plant is now a rescue. I have separated two fans and left the primary fan in this pot. I put it back in sphagnum.

07/10/2010 - Bloomed, Blog entry

08/02/2009 - Added to collection, Blog entry.

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