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Aerangis jacksonii

This is a discussion on Aerangis jacksonii within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; good job on this one, love it!...

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    good job on this one, love it!

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    Congrats Geoff!! Any tips on the care for this?

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    I think light is very critical for all monopodials - which does not necessarily mean all you can give them ; in fact I have a pecking order for this - Neofinetia is at the top, then Vandas and Renantheras... Aerangis are way down, but not stygian gloom !
    I don't know how many people have worked this out, but in a closed structure - glasshouse or - so I suppose - slat/shade house , one side is always brighter than the other - unless the length of the structure runs due East-West.
    My greenhouse ridge runs to the North by North-West , which means that when the sun is out, one side of the greenhouse gets at least one hour more light per day than the other side (direct light) ; of course, when its cloudy there is no difference. This effect will be more pronounced in temperate regions, where the sun is always lower in the sky , but then its not at its zenith all day in the tropics !
    I grow Aerangis either hanging up towards the roof, or at the front of the bench , on the less well lit side .
    What I am still trying to work out is where Angraecums come in my pecking order - above Aerangis or below them ?
    Aerides I find are immediately below the Vandas and Renantheras in light requirements, but where do I put Rhynchostylis - with Aerides - more light - less ?

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    Geoff, great growing and congratulations. You should consider trying to pollinate your Aerangis jacksonii. It is quite rare, in cultivation. With a plant that well grown, that should not be a problem. I found that the key for getting most Aerangis to flower well is high humidity, in particular if they are mounted. Most seem do well in light that is sufficient to Phalaenopsis.

    What I am still trying to work out is where Angraecums come in my pecking order - above Aerangis or below them ?
    Not that easy to answer: most of the larger ones such as eburneum & praestans above (similar needs to Cattleyas), many of the smaller ones such and the green flowering ones and equitans similar to Aerangis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars.Kurth View Post
    . I found that the key for getting most Aerangis to flower well is high humidity,
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    Yes - my success came after I started daily spraying - 'nuff said !

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    I'm happy to say that I got "Best Species in Show" with this plant at my OS Autumn ( Fall to you ! ) show yesterday - also Best Dendrobium with a Den Phalaenopsis type - nothing special that one , just a fair number of flowers- but there were not many dendrobes entered, my own species ( which I could not use in the show because the rule is one entry per class ) were only single (spray) flowered - e..g. D griffithianum. Haven't posted that I am afraid - have been away for the week, and am rather rushed now; have to go and watch a grand-dauighter running a marathon today and then take an extended family group out to lunch - it's all go at the moment.

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    Congratulations on the awards!! What a lovely display of blooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I'm happy to say that I got "Best Species in Show" with this plant at my OS Autumn ( Fall to you ! ) show yesterday - also Best Dendrobium with a Den Phalaenopsis type - nothing special that one , just a fair number of flowers- but there were not many dendrobes entered, my own species ( which I could not use in the show because the rule is one entry per class ) were only single (spray) flowered - e..g. D griffithianum. Haven't posted that I am afraid - have been away for the week, and am rather rushed now; have to go and watch a grand-dauighter running a marathon today and then take an extended family group out to lunch - it's all go at the moment.

    Well, then, all is right in the orchid universe at the moment. That is a fabulous specimen and well-deserved its recognition.

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