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Angraecum Sesquipedale culture

This is a discussion on Angraecum Sesquipedale culture within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; To all the experts out there; I am thinking about investing in a nice species; ...

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    Default Angraecum Sesquipedale culture

    To all the experts out there;
    I am thinking about investing in a nice species; Angraecum Sesquipedale or the 'Big Star'. I don't know if it will fit into the environment here as their care instructions mentioned evening temperature drops that we don't get here. I live West of Tampa in a pretty humid hot area. Will this particular species do well here? I have a great window with Eastern exposure that rarely gets too hot, or a porch with the same and any level of shade necessary if it can handle the daytime temps.
    I would really appreciate your input because I am kind of new at this and would love something like this in my collection.
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    Connie,

    This is clearly a warm-growing plant from the lowlands of Madagascar. I have this species and it grows fine in temps ranging from 60-90 with pretty much even watering. There is a link for you for culture:

    IOSPE PHOTOS

    It is described as 'hot' growing and doesn't need as much light as most vandaceous types. I don't see why it wouldn't do fine with you.

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    Thank You for the link. I am really excited about this one, it would be nice to add to the collection.
    Connie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Thank You for the link. I am really excited about this one, it would be nice to add to the collection.
    Connie
    You will love it. They grow and make such beautiful blooms that are very thick and last and last. Good luck, Connie!

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    Hi, I was just wondering if you would recomend this Orchid to a beginer? I saw one offered... but before I start the adoption procedures, I would like to know if you have had luck with it. And do you think it would be alright here in New England? Blessings!
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    Indoors in New England it will do fine, mine is outside for the summer now. They have large thick roots that will form from the stem and curve down to the pot to support the plant. The roots are not as flexible as some finer rooted orchids so plan on a larger pot eventually.

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    Dear John, Thank you for your reply! I have been looking around for a "easy/ beginner" Orchid. This one is so beautiful, (I have a love for white flowers) I enjoyed the history behind it too! I noticed that when one buys a Orchid from "certain places" the plant is very small... Does this Orchid take years to produce a flower?

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    I purchased mine as a single growth seedling a couple of years ago. I still have a couple of years to blooming. Purchasing a blooming sized brings one more immediate gratification. Growing orchids from seedlings helps teach patience.

    Tolerance, patience and understanding are the highest virtues every man should develop.

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    Very wise words indeed... Thats just what I want, a baby one!

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    great speacie
    i produce this year 600 of`em
    this are the perfect seeds to handle with
    100%of the seeds every times i seeded a.Sesquipedale grow!

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