Friday, October 7, 2011

Podangis dactyloceras

This Podangis dactyloceras is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 3-inch clay pot. There is a single fan and stands 4 inches above the pot. Roots are poor.

Podangis dactyloceras - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Podangis 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 waterings. The genus Podangis contains a single species in West Africa. It is related to Aerangis and grows in rain forests.

Podangis dactyloceras - Flower photo by Richard LindbergFour months ago I divided and re-potted this plant in an effort to save it. I had clogged the drain hole and the plant had been standing in water. The roots were almost gone. It is blooming now, and that is not a good sign. This is the desperation blooming, trying to save the species before dying. I will remove the flowers and see what happens over the next few months.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Richard,
    I came across your blog when searching for podangis. It's really interesting - good work!

    I'm wondering if you know of a good place to purchase a podangis. I think these are wonderful little guys and would love to have one.
    Thanks for any advice!