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Aerangis modesta

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    Aerangis modesta is one of the medium sized Aerangidinae. Takes either deep shade or on the edge of forests, and with the increased light will form a reddish margin. Mine had the beginnings of bumps a I presumed were spikes in the first part of October. The bracts on the inflorescense just began to swell this week. Usually the spikes grow longer from what I have seen, then the bracts begin lower on the spike.

    I grew mine in pretty high light since I got it back in October. They are intolerant of stale air. Plus very night fragrant!
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    Great pics, Daniel!

    They like pretty high humidity, as I recall. That's been the thing stopping me from getting some. How do you provide it?

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    Cool! Are those three spikes I see?

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    Looking forward to seeing it bloom.

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    It has five spikes. Two from each of the middle and another right above the two on the right hand side.

    Well, since they take really low light. I decided I could grow them in my house and not have to worry about them getting ripped off or sold in the greenhouse I work at now. So, I got a cheap shelving system from the scandanavian place. Got a plastic pallet cover from work (imagine trying to cover a pallet of soil, thats how big it is). Wired an exhaust fan at the bottom of the shelves so it has to blow through each shelve, its got alot of force! Then stuck a $10 vaporizer in there, which will do maybe 1.5 gallons per day. Keeps the temps up, and the humidty severly high!

    Im quite pleased with the whole system, alot of root tips have activated or grown twice the diameter of the rest of the root! One of my Aergs has four new growths! Altogether I spiking I have: Aergs luteo alba var rhodosticta, Aergs mystacidii, Aergs fastousa, Aergs modesta,

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    Okay!

    While impressed with Daniel's ability to craft the climate for these guys, I'm equally impressed that I should stop thinking about them! Those conditions just ain't gonna happen here!

    Sake - keep doing what you're doing, and please post pics for the rest of us!!!

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    Wow, that's a lot of spikes!

    Aerangis modest-a dosn't sound right in case of this one. I would call it Aerangis showoff-a !!!

    Good growing! Can't wait to see the flowers!

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    Bought this back in October and it put out five spikes since then. It's been in a couple locations since then. Tomato greenhouse at work, high light not a whole lot of humidity. It started getting a reddish margin on the new and old leaves, which I think I read in Joyce's book, they are some that grow on the edges of forrests getting much more light. Smells great! Tried getting my roommate to smell it after an hour of light and the smell had dissipated... When I opened my grow case this afternoon though, "oh angraecum smells I love you!"
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    Beautiful ! Good growing . Gin

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