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Angraecum arachnites

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by xmpraedicta, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Got this from a Marni flask in Dec 2017, and first bloom. I'm enchanted with this species.

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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Wow, only 1+ years out of flask! Nice growing!
     
  3. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Very nice growing!
     
  4. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Well-done!:clap:
    And what a long spur it has! It is huge compared with the plant!
    May I ask you what is that "brown something" that you used to mount your plant?
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    It's just a plank of cedar wood, and then some hygrolon to hold the plant in place!
     
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    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Hygrolon? Aha! Never used it. :) Thank you for teaching me about it!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice to see this. Good growing!
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Well done, Calvin!
     
  9. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Thank you!
     
  10. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Some clones from this batch of seedlings have turned out quite floriferous, and this one decided to produce 5 flowers closely spaced together at the apex of the growth.

    Unfortunately, closely spaced flowers doesn't seem to suit the long petals/spurs of this species well, and the flowers end up tangled in a bit of a mess. Very unfitting for the typical elegance afforded to angraecoids.

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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Sorry I didn't reply to this last year. I've decided I don't like hygrolon at all, and have stopped using it. It seems to get stiff and crusty with time, and I'm not sure what benefit it adds
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    These are really interesting. The flowers are like little ghost floating around the plant.
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nicely grown!
     
  14. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Thank you very much for sharing this info. There are so many materials available these days. It is very interesting for me to learn about people's experience with them.