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Old 03-06-2023, 12:29 PM
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Angraecum Leonis in Spike - Culture Questions

Originally Posted by Clawhammer View Post
I have a healthy layer of moss on mine, indicating it is enjoying slightly damp conditions. Sounds like this plant can tolerate a range of conditions in cultivation that are different from its natural habitat.

We are fortunate to have the baker sheet for this species available for free:
As I understand, the Comoro Islands are quite a bit more damp than Madagascar. Hence, the large size difference between the two varieties. I grow mine in a 5in basket (nestled in a plastic pot) with medium bark and a bit of moss mixed in. It can hold about 100ml of water and seems to be quite happy with the setup. I'm curious if the smaller variety from Madagascar is just as tolerant of moister conditions. Are you aware of which variety you have?

Disclaimer: I bought this from Hausermann's and the tag says Madagascar, but the pictures of the Madagascar angraecum leonis are much smaller. The baker sheet even says as much:

A medium sized epiphyte that grows to 6-8 in. (15-20
cm) wide, and is usually less than 6 in. (15 cm) tall. While usually a
monopod with a short, stout stem, secondary growths will occasionally be
made from near the base of the stem. All measurements given are for the
Madagascan form. The Comoro Island form may be as much as twice the size
LEAVES: Usually there 4-5 thick, sickle-shaped, distichous leaves on the
almost stemless plant and any one time. They are 4-6 in. (10-15 cm) long
and 0.6-1.0 in. (1.5-2.5 cm) wide.
The leaves on this one are already reaching 8in long. It could be that good culture allows the Madagascar variety to grow larger than it would typically in nature. I'm not sure.
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