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Angraecum lecomtei

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    After 9 years, I finally bloomed this species from Malala. I was asking for an ID, but a friend told me it is Angraecum lecomtei. It opened pure white but is starting to take on a bit of a peachy tone, not clearly visible in the images. It has a heavenly fragrance!!!

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  2. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Marni, you have the patience of a saint! That is beautiful though.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Hopefully you can find a mate or at least self it. Something you don't see every decade!
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I already asked about pollen with no luck. I've selfed it.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    Wow...9 years, so I have hope for mine, I have only it still 7 years...!!!:p
    Did you change anything in your growing conditions which could explain that it decides to bloom??
     
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    Well done
     
  7. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    What an absolutely stunning plant
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It has been in the same spot for the last 2 years when I changed greenhouses. I'm not sure where it was before that. I hope I don't have to wait another 9 years to see it again.
    I selfed both flowers and they have reacted favorably. Now I just have to see if they hold on. If I get seedlings, hopefully they won't take so long to flower.
     
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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Wow! What a beauty.
     
  10. Gregg Zollinger

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    Wow, I love the look of how it just appears to float out of the pot.
     
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    9 year IS a long time to wait, but as you stated - very obviously worth it...I've never heard of the species...
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    What do you have in the pot? Sphagnum?
     
  13. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Gilles, it is growing in #9 Orchiata with pumice and some tree fern fiber (about 1 to 2" long).
     
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    It's gorgeous. I suppose you can't describe the smell? :)
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I don't think I can. It didn't bring anything to mind at the time.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    How did your plant do this year, Marni? I'm torn whether to get one
     
  17. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I had one flower this year in early December. It is now holding a capsule. I have bought quite a few of these in the last few years. They are small, but most have established quite well. I'm not expecting flowers any time soon.
     
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    @Marni what temperature range are you growing this species in? I saw it's available on Botanica's Madagascar pre-order list but I can't find much info on this species
     
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    FYI...I’ve been growing one for about 3 years and it may actually be initiating a bud. I have it mounted and it seems happiest with the cuthbertsonii.
     
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    I may order one from Botanica’s thing. I wish we could get cucullata again.