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Ang. didieri

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by JonP, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    I LOVE this plant! It puts out new growth all the time and seems to bloom one after another.
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  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Nicely done!
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    That's hot. Any culture tips for this one?
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    very nice.
     
  5. Marissa

    Marissa Addicted

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    What's your secret? I got one from Andy's at the Southland orchid show. I was told they like very high humidity so I had to improvise since I do not have a g/h. I put a plastic milk container over it (i removed the bottom part and poke some holes around) and mist the inside everyday. So far all it gave me is new root.
     
  6. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    This is actually a 'pre-greenhouse' plant so to me it's survival is remarkable and the fact that it thrives is miraculous.
    I mounted it on a tree fern pole right away after I got it.
    When I grew it under lights I kept it on the bright side.
    Now it grows between an Aer. citrata and a Masd. variabilis
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "I was told they like very high humidity"​

    I don't think they need any more humidity than most orchids. But I think they do better when they dry between waterings.
     
  8. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A very nice Angraecum, Jon.
     
  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    They don't need high humidity to live and grow, but they do need it to allow the spikes to develop. High light, high humidity, high drying between high waterings. Low watering when roots aren't growing. If one does well with didieri one should consider elephantinum, which is just as good if not better.
     
  10. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    I actually have a smaller elephantinum for just that reason.

    btw...be vewy vewy quiet...my sequipedale has a big ol' bud
     
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    Nice! Can you teach mine how to bloom please? Its been sitting there mocking me for 2 yrs.
     
  12. DukeBoxer

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    Sweet! I think there is a spike on mine now just starting to pop out