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Angraecum subulatum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Jacob Uluwehi, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. Jacob Uluwehi

    Jacob Uluwehi angraecoids + dendrobiums, mainly Supporting Member

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    Angræcum subulatum grows as an epiphyte in dense forests to elevations up to 700m in Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, DR Congo, Gulf of Guinea Islands, and Gabon. It belongs to Section Pectinaria of the genus which includes Ang. doratophyllum, Ang. gabonense, Ang. pectinatum, Ang. pungens and others.

    I grow this species in my warm-climate vivarium, with a minimum night temperature of 62°F/16.7°C and maximum day temperature of 86°F/30°C with high humidity (80%+ rh) and low light (~600 fc). It took me a while to find the best spot for it; its roots like to dry off slowly after watering, and yet it needs some air circulation to keep healthy, but not too much. In my vivarium it gets moderate air circulation. In truth, I have found that all the members of Section Pectinaria grown in my vivarium like the same conditions.

    It flowers repeatedly from the same nodes and usually they synchronise to bloom simultaneously with other nodes. The flowers last about 6 days each. I haven't noticed a fragrance yet. Last month there were about 8 flowers open at once but it I didn't get a picture.

    I love this species. I have a few clones and plan on setting some pods in the future.

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    Pictured below are two clones mounted together. Both are about 7 years old from seed. The ruler is metric and the plants are about 25cm long.

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is wonderful, Jacob. Just the foliage would be reason enough. Glad to see you've gotten some time free to go through the archives and give us something new as well.
  3. Jacob Uluwehi

    Jacob Uluwehi angraecoids + dendrobiums, mainly Supporting Member

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    Pictured below are two clones mounted together. Both are about 7 years old from seed. The ruler is metric and the plants are about 25cm long.

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  4. Jacob Uluwehi

    Jacob Uluwehi angraecoids + dendrobiums, mainly Supporting Member

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    afarm8.staticflickr.com_7036_6894772037_4d85201f5b_z.jpg I'm having trouble getting my photos to show up. :(
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    That's gorgeous. Great looking plant Jacob.
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    goods Active Member Supporting Member

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    I've been lucky enough to see a clone of this species in person, and it really is a great plant. Glad to hear you're going to set a pod :) Good growing Jacob!
  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Yes, outstanding! I really like the foliage display on that.
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