Angraecum didieri

Angraecum didieri

Angraecum didieri is a miniature orchid of 7.5 cm height with beautiful white night scented flowers of 5 cm.

It is fairly easy to grow and blooms easily.

Angraecum didieri belongs to the family Orchidaceae, sub-family Epidendroideae, tribe Vandeae, sub-tribe Angraecinae, genus Angraecum.

Description:

It is an epiphytic orchid of 7.5 cm height with a short trunk bearing 5-7 tough, ribbon-shaped leaves that end in a rounded notch.

It flowers with a short flower stalk that bears only 1 flower. The flower is white and has a 14 cm long spur. It smells at night with an intense jasmine scent. The bloom lasts 4 weeks, between April and June in the northern hemisphere and between October and January in the southern hemisphere.

Origin:

Madagascar

Habitat:

Epiphytic in the rainforest, between 0 and 1,500 m.



Etymology:

Angraecum: latinized from the Malay word “anggurek”, meaning “an orchid that looks like a Vanda.
Didieri: in honor of Grandidier, a French botanist.

Synonym:

Macroplectrum didieri

Care:

Temperature:

14-22 °C

Light:

Needs a lot of light to grow properly. Put them on a windowsill facing the east, or south in the winter.

Water:

Give water every time the substrate has just dried up. Keep them slightly more moist during flowering.

Tap water can decalcified with vinegar at 1 ml (8%) per liter of water. You may also use distilled water.

Humidity:

60-90 %

Ventilation:

Notwithstanding the fact that a relatively high humidity is required, there should be good ventilation.

Substrate:

Special orchid substrate in shallow pots or mounted on bark.

Fertilizer:

Fertilize with every watering but every two waterings in winter.

Repotting:

Repot only when strictly necessary, in the spring.

Image sources

  • Angraecum didieri: Orchi

Recommended: