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.
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.
Epiphytic in the rainforest, between 0 and 1,500 m.
Angraecum: latinized from the Malay word “anggurek”, meaning “an orchid that looks like a Vanda.
Didieri: in honor of Grandidier, a French botanist.
Needs a lot of light to grow properly. Put them on a windowsill facing the east, or south in the winter.
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.
Notwithstanding the fact that a relatively high humidity is required, there should be good ventilation.
Special orchid substrate in shallow pots or mounted on bark.
Fertilize with every watering but every two waterings in winter.
Repot only when strictly necessary, in the spring.
- Angraecum didieri: Orchi