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Angcm. Lemförde White Beauty -The Offspring of Royalty

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    Red face Angcm. Lemförde White Beauty -The Offspring of Royalty

    Finally, I am able to get the genus that I always dream of a.k.a Angraecum! It is the hybrid of the King (Angcm. sesquipedale) and Queen (Angcm. magdalenae) which is registered as Angcm. Lemförde White Beauty. It is just a juvenile plant though. It is grown in fibrous coconut chunks which could hold water but I'm not familiar with this kind of medium. Any advice and tips for the care (including lights requirement, watering, fertilizing, etc.) of this particular hybrid is very much appreciated. This is the first, so hopefully someone would help me from killing it!

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    It is a good buy. I have killed 3 of them already. I am trying it for the last attempt and seem to be doing ok. Pot it in a chunky medium that dries out fast. It does not like to be wet for long. it likes bright light (between Phal and Cattleya light) but not direct like Vanda's

    This genus does not like roots to be disturbed at all and would die if disturbed in wrong season

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    1st plant -- Over exposure to sun and later succumbed to root rot
    2nd Plant -- repotted in wrong season
    3rd plant -- crown rot, possibly due to stagnant water

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    One big local nursery has many plants of this hybrid. They grow them in hanging plastic pots, brick and charcoal only, watered once or twice a day at least. Light-wise, the rack beside has other vanda-type hybrids and some mini dendrobium, so light can be as high as for vanda and dendrobium. Angraecum and relatives are slow-growing. They are also quite prone to crown rot during the rainy season.

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    This hybrid appears quite tolerant of different medium. Another local nursery uses sphagnum moss. The last time I looked, the roots look healthy even though the moss has half-decomposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    It is a good buy. I have killed 3 of them already. I am trying it for the last attempt and seem to be doing ok. Pot it in a chunky medium that dries out fast. It does not like to be wet for long. it likes bright light (between Phal and Cattleya light) but not direct like Vanda's

    This genus does not like roots to be disturbed at all and would die if disturbed in wrong season

    How I killed

    1st plant -- Over exposure to sun and later succumbed to root rot
    2nd Plant -- repotted in wrong season
    3rd plant -- crown rot, possibly due to stagnant water
    Thank you for sharing your experience. Sorry for your loss. I wish you good luck on your last attempt. I have only two, hope either one or both will survive. I'm not familiar with Cattleya light though because I have none of them. I put them in Phal condition currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    One big local nursery has many plants of this hybrid. They grow them in hanging plastic pots, brick and charcoal only, watered once or twice a day at least. Light-wise, the rack beside has other vanda-type hybrids and some mini dendrobium, so light can be as high as for vanda and dendrobium. Angraecum and relatives are slow-growing. They are also quite prone to crown rot during the rainy season.

    ---------- Post Merged at 06:09 PM ----------

    This hybrid appears quite tolerant of different medium. Another local nursery uses sphagnum moss. The last time I looked, the roots look healthy even though the moss has half-decomposed.
    Thank you for the advice. The leaves are very dark green, which may indicate that they have been grown without direct light. I might increase the light as they grow (hopefully if I don't kill them!). It is quite expensive considering just a seedling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    This genus does not like roots to be disturbed at all and would die if disturbed in wrong season
    I do believe in this statement because there is a scientific explanation for it which is thigmomorphogenesis. Some plants just don't like being touched. You can read in this following http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/content/60/1/43.full

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