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Aeranthes henrici

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

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  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Based on years of experience with this species, Seedlings will take at least five year to bloom, 6-7 years is more realistic, and that is only if you can keep it happy and not to kill it, so I would say it definitely is a slow grower.

    Since you are still new to orchids, I would say you have not grown this species very long..., and FYI, BS or NBS plants of this species are not easy to come by.
     
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    yes you are right, I am a modest beginner.
    the ones I sold were a little above that size


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    ( I would sell this one 9€ )

    I am indebted to your fantastic postings of orchids! Thanks to you I discovered dresslerella caesariata, which I was able to buy here at a show for 7 € :)
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    So out of gratitude if you ever come to France, I'll be happy to sell you any aeranthes
    henricii I have for 8 € :)
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think I've ever seen seedlings of it available here. I would be happy if I could get one to bloom in 6 or 7 years. I've been trying for way longer than that with no luck yet.:oops:
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is a very large seedling for that money, oisifml. and the plant looks like henrici. Good luck with it.
    Too bad we can't get them here.
     
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    Yet ;)
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Eventually, someone will spend the time, money and energy to import them or propagate them from seeds here. Until then, it is a hard to come by species in U.S.
     
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    Hey there, I'm new but I just ordered one of these with a 12 cm leaf span for $100 from a grower here in the US. I am excited to start growing one of these babies.

    Does anyone think this plant is sensitive to water quality?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I have good(low TDS and 6.2-6.5PH) well water in general, so I can't tell if it is sensitive to water quality. Hope someone else who has some experience with this species will answer your question.
     
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    Certainly not as sensitive as so many south American species . From my modest experience they are hardy. They survived with no trouble to a winter in a greenhouse where night temperature was around 12º C. I grow them in pots with large grade bark. They always seem to be thirsty, need to water them a lot. I never lost one and I lost many many an angraecum...
     
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    They are available here, orchidsonline.com . I always kick myself when I exceed my orchid budget on more of the same and not bite the bullet and buy some before they are sold out.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Tried the webpage address you gave us but it showed up as an Australian orchid forum. Who is that in U.S?
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Orchidweb.com my bad. Online... web... Same thing right?
     
  13. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    LOL! You should just say Orchids Limited. I guess that is where our new member J.S.S. got her plant too.
    Hey, SOS, thank you though.
     
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    Has anyone checked with Botanica? They might have it too.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If they do, it is not listed. I checked on their listing last night, it wasn't on the list.