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Angraecums to get or not to get

This is a discussion on Angraecums to get or not to get within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I see a listing from one of my favorite vendors for three Angraecums (sesquipedale, magdalenae, ...

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    Default Angraecums to get or not to get

    I see a listing from one of my favorite vendors for three Angraecums (sesquipedale, magdalenae, and didieri). I did not want to get any more orchids until I can make a larger indoor growth chamber while most of the them are outside in the shade house for summer. However, this genus is one that I had been thinking about adding because I love the blossoms. The price is good on these shipped together and which are blooming size.

    What kind of experience have others had with them. Are they finicky, easy, hard. I will want to keep them in pots. Mounted orchids are hard in my situation so I don't want too many more that are or have to be mounted.

    Can anyone talk me out of it? (the icon has nothing to do with the post, I just thought it was cute.)

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    I have limited experience of Angrecums. They are excellent when in bloom. Only challenge is that they hate repotting and likes a fast draining media. Keep us posted on what decision you make.

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    I have no experience with this species, I did try once but you notice the word try! I know they do well in my environment as some of my friends have them and do well with them, they have them in vanda baskets with charcoal and have them outside is all I can tell you. Good luck!

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    Once you plant them don't disturbthem they hate their roots being meddled with. If after a few years you think they need repotting remove the plant pot without disturbing the roots and plant them either in a pot or basket. They are easy to grow providing you don't mess about with them!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phraggy View Post
    Once you plant them don't disturbthem they hate their roots being meddled with. If after a few years you think they need repotting remove the plant pot without disturbing the roots and plant them either in a pot or basket. They are easy to grow providing you don't mess about with them!!!!

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    All of this! So true.

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    I didn't read the description carefully and it turns out they are non blooming size. I decided to wait until I see one that is more mature. How is that for will power!

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