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Angraecum conchoglossum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by leo, May 13, 2015.

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  1. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Got this one about half a year ago sitting on a piece of xaxim in a pot. I kept it like this, just exchanged the bark mix. It is busy producing lots and lots of keikis and about three weeks ago I noticed two spikes. Now there are already two flowers open! I love those type of angraecum flowers, they are so elegant!

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    sam1147 sam1147

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    Very nice
     
  3. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Beautifully grown and flowered. Love those leaves almost as much as the flowers! Would you be able to share temperature ranges, light levels and how you water? Mine is slow to grow, and not thriving as yours evidently is!
     
  4. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Well, I can't take much credit for the growth of the plant as I only care for it for the past six months. The whole plant seems to be quite old (maybe 10-15 years) I have it in the greenhouse in part shade. Temperatures and moisture in winter were between 14°C at night and 18-22 (up to 28°C on sunny days) at constantly 80-90% humidity. Since March, temperatures go up to 35 and more with humidity dropping down to 30% during the days. At night I have 14°C and >90% humidity. I water every day in the evening either with pure rainwater or with some fertilizer (400µS). Two fans keep the air moving when it's moist. Not much more I can say. I was surprised about the speed those spikes were growing at!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is fantastic! Thank you for the cultural info.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    I really love this species!!!:clap:
     
  7. juanriog

    juanriog Barcelona, Spain. Inter GH.

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    very interesting flower! if you make a division let me know, perhaps we can make some swap.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    This species is so fantastic that I decided to sow it and so I shall soon have (in some months) hundreds of seedlings available for Europe!!;)
     
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    juanriog Barcelona, Spain. Inter GH.

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    Gillles! Let me know about your seedlings
    Regards
     
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    Beautiful!!
     
  11. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Hey Gilles, that's great! :)
    Juan, it has got many keikis, but they don't have many roots. I hope you don't mind waiting for Gilles' seedlings...
     
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    juanriog Barcelona, Spain. Inter GH.

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    Of course!! I can wait! Thanks!
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    That is such a handsome specimen. I appreciate the stem of it greatly.