Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Aeranthes henrici

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Tom-DE, Sep 25, 2012.

Tags:
  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    What is the min. LS of a blooming size plant of this species? Light level for this species? Thank you all for any info, especially, thanks to those who have bloomed this species.
     
  2. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    I don't know about minimum blooming size overall. This plant is in spike for the very first time. Because it was an import, it could have been stunted by that trauma and just now be recovering. The plant has a leafspan of about 10 inches. I have another plant that has two leaves about this same size, but it is not in spike.


    henricii.jpg
     
    newbud likes this.
  3. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    Thanks. I think mine may need another year.

    Nice plant btw. Mine has about five leaves, good root system tho.
     
  4. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Well, then I'd say you have figured out what it needs. I have heard time and again that these can be really finicky. My experience is limited as I've only been growing this species for 4 years, and this is my first spike. (Both of mine were imports, so that may be part of the reason for the long time before blooming, or I may just not be doing something right.) Maintaining some moisture, without it being constantly wet seems to be part of the key. And I grow mine in pretty bright light. How about you -- sounds like your plant is healthy and happy. What are your thoughts about culture?
     
  5. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    I grow mine on stick mount, bright shade, dry(to touch) between waterings under good humidity, some air movement.
    I bought mine as a small home-grown seedling years ago. At first, the seedling wasn't doing poorly under brighter light...the plant has been growing better since I move it to a shadier spot(~1500FC). Based on my experience with it, I would call it a slow grower for sure but not a finicky grower. Frankly, I have horrible luck with Aerangis citrata while some of the Ang people can grow them like weeds.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,447
    Likes Received:
    3,247
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Since I have killed several, I would say that I do find it finicky and slow yes.
     
  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,362
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Someone once told me that Andy once said.....only god can bloom henrici.
    So if Sarah pulls it off.... ;)
     
  8. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    LOL!, Floozo, god can only do so much for you!
     
  9. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    and what did you do wrong, Marni?
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,447
    Likes Received:
    3,247
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    If I knew I would have stopped doing it. ;)
     
  11. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Hah! Does that mean I'd be eligible for Ang sainthood at least? That's funny!

    Bless you my son. :D
     
  12. DPfarr

    DPfarr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    511
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    How have your spikes faired? Success?
     
    newbud likes this.
  13. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Yes -- still coming along. Turtle speed, but the spike is developing.
     
  14. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Mother Lode area, California
    Yours is nicely grown Sarah. I have one with a couple of leaves about the size of your leaves but it seems to struggle. I have good, strong root growth but not much other activity. If you're right about steady moisture that could be an issue the way mine is situated now. Keep us up to date on that spike!
     
  15. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    It has been months now...Any update or photo?
     
  16. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Yeah, no. Darn thing blasted at spike stage. Grrrrr. So, I'll try again.
     
  17. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    That is too bad.

    Now, I am thinking about selling mine for $125(east coast) or $130(west coast) shipped. Any fish out there?:D
    Edit--- it would be $150 for Floozo
     
  18. oisifml

    oisifml Active Member

    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Maisons Laffitte France.
    Darn, just sold two on a french forum for 10€ each ( without shipping ) I should have known better..
     
  19. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    417
    Location:
    U.S.A
    Your friend Reyna is going to scream..., well, I just got an offer for $125 but I am not sure if I want to sell it now. I still can't make up my mind yet.

    Want big money? You just have to sell them on this side of the pond. :p
     
  20. oisifml

    oisifml Active Member

    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Maisons Laffitte France.
    I am happy with my philosophy of modest prices and selected buyers when it comes to a hobby.
    Elsner in Germany sells the seedling for 9.5 € , so I'm pretty much in the same price range. They do grow... there are not as slow as described.