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Angraecum leonis

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Jon, Mar 12, 2009.

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  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I purchased one a few years ago and immediately put it in SH. It didn't really do much but just sit there in the basement (I suspect that's because angs don't like their roots disturbed). Anyhow, it's out in the GH now, and the leaves have grown an inch or two. The longest one is about 5" long, and the plant is about 8" tall. I was hoping it would flower this year, but I think it's probably still too small.

    How large does this one need to be to flower? Should I be concerned that it's growing 6 new fans from the base? What are the ideal conditions for this species?

    TIA.
     
  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    depends on if it is the madagascan form or the the other one. I forget where that one is from.

    I grow mine bright and intermediate. It blooms religiously. I am guessing this one will never bloom for you as you will most likely not give it the real estate that it requires. I suggest sending it to MJ.
     
  3. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    New fans are good things! Mine is growing cool/intermediate, blooms in March...
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So, Jon, what is SH?
     
  5. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Sounds like you have the Comoro island variety, which is much larger and, if I recall correctly, grows in a much more stable environment than the Madagascan variety. I think Baker has this in their free section.

    The ideal conditions are only found at my house or maybe MJ's.
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I will not part with this thing until it flowers religiously for me. :)

    SH = semi-hydro, Marni.

    Thanks everyone. Especially Karen for not suggesting I get rid of it.

    Is mine blooming size?
     
  7. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    yes. yours is blooming sized.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks Forrest.
     
  9. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know what variety your Ang. leonis but it doesn't matter much.
    Grow it I/W, bright light(2500FC) and good air movement. I grow mine in a 4" basket with straight moss and I water it when the moss is dry.
     
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    I grew mine warm but that couldn't be helped. It's warm here. Bright morning light, in a wooden basket that at one time held a bit of bark and moss. During the summer it was outside and I watered the crap out of it.
    But don't listen to me, after many years, it crapped on me, damned thing.
     
  11. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    please, dont listen to MJ. we all know what happened to her leonis.
     
  12. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Bite my ass, Forrest.

    I mean that in the nicest possible way.
     
  13. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    That is one of the nicest invites I have had in a while. Thanks doll. Unfortunately I am happily married.
     
  14. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    I need to work on my scathing responses, don't I. shit.
     
  15. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    :D
     
  16. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    What happened to your leonis MJ :poke: :D
     
  17. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    MJ, how many leonis have you lost? Do you have a special burial plot for them?
     
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    Thanks Tom. Buddy ole pal...

    Marni, I've lost one, only one. I had it for a long time, it was splendiferous to see. But the damned thing up and died in a very short amount of time.

    I think it was just old and tired. You know, to every season, turn, turn, turn.....

    I'll look for another this weekend at the Atlanta show.
     
  19. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    My pleasure MJ :D
     
  20. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    I hope you find a BIGGUN, MJ! Leonis, that is......
    :D

    5 inch leaves are blooming sized, BTW....