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Jumellea arachnantha

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    Default Jumellea arachnantha

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    An Angraecum relative I think, from Madagascar. Grown from a mini-flask bought so long ago I have forgotten where and when ( somewhere about 10 years, I think ) ; now flowering for the first time. I guess its one of those things that won't flower until it is big enough. Although it is vandaceous, it likes to form a clump with branch growrths from the base. When they are big enough they flower at the same time, and that is when the plant starts to look really special. I love the purity of these white flowers !. I also have another Jumellea ( saggitata, which I may have shown here too ; that has rather smaller flowers )- these are a good 1 ˝ inches across.
    I grow it in S/H which it obviously likes. There is one trick to flowering these things - don't take off the brown remains of older leaves - the flowers emerge from between those, and if they are not there, the flower spikes rot off or somehow or other disappear. Its not a small plant - best leaves are 18 inches long, but somehow it doesn't take up a lot of room since they all lie east-west. It may take up more room as the keikis mature, especially if I get more, but by then the flowers will be sufficiently spectacular to justify the space it takes up - to me , anyway.
    P>S> It is in a six inch pot.

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    Nice looking plant and great flowers! You know that anyone who has never grown orchids will be thinking, 10 years! Are these people freakin' crazy!

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    Nice blooms Geoff! I have orchids for over 8 years that have not bloomed for me, they are slowly blooming in the last year, I now try to only buy ones that are in blooms or will be blooming within the next year.

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    Love this species Hope I can get it someday.

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    The flowers are really beautiful! Congratulations!

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    What beautiful flowers. You're a patient man, Geoff as we all have to be with orchids. Great job! Enjoy the rewards for your patience.

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