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Aerangis brachycarpa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by xmpraedicta, Mar 26, 2015.

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  1. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Second blooming in my care (finally, after 3 years) probably after receiving a cooler dry rest. Root tips are asleep right now and leaf growth has stopped for about 2 months. It always makes me nervous trying to break dormancy in these guys - my other plant of this species rotted from premature watering. Any advice would be appreciated! Beautifully scented

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  2. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Love it. Couldn't convince my two plants to produce flowers yet.

    When you say that it makes you nervous to break dormancy, I read that you do increase watering although there is no sing of growth? Just after a certain amount of time? Do you also induce dormancy by decreasing water supply? I always try to wait until there are sings from the plants. Works for some, however, for others I am still waiting for them to stop growing for years...
     
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    Nice blooming!!

    Don't worry Leo, it is not the good season in Europe for this species, it usually bloom in november/december!!
    Give yours low t° during night, a little rest and it will bloom for sure!!
     
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    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Gilles, patience has never been one of my major skills :rolleyes:

    What do you mean by low temp? My plants get no more than 14°C at night these days... and for the dry rest: as I said, they just seem to be reluctant to rest and keep growing roots or leafs. Would you stop watering?
     
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    From october to March, I give mine only one watering per week and a "soft" watering.
    During winter, I give it 11-12° during nights.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the advice - I will await growth to resume watering. Gilles - do you give a true full watering each week (e.g. soaked) or is it just a little moisture? I was not able to achieve 11-12C...I dropped to about 16 lowest
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    A full watering once per two or three weeks, it depends of the t° in my greenhouse, but once per week I give it at least a little moisture.
     
  8. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Gilles, did I get this right? You are reducing watering in fall no matter what? So the plants react to this with dormacy, as one would expect them to do in nature?
     
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    Not really dormacy because some monts (weeks) later, it blooms....
    In fact I think that the lower t°, and less water, cause flowering
     
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    Now I know why mine never blooms.:eek: Thanks to all for this information. Next year I have a chance.