04/08 - What's new in August?

Angraecum leonis

04/08 - What’s new in August?
This months orchid in the picture: Angraecum leonis

This medium sized, fan-shaped epiphyte is grown on a slab of cork. It requires high humidity (75-85%) and temperatures between 20 and 30°C. Two varieties are known in the wild: One in the north of Madagascar and another variety on the Comoros. Angraecum leonis blooms in winter with pure white flowers approximately 3 to 5 cm on short overhanging stems. This orchid has long lasting flowers with a strong jasmin scent during the night. Angraecum leonis is also known as Leon's orchid and has synonyms as Aeranthes leans, Angraecum humblotii and Macroplectrum leans. This species was described by Eduard-François André in 1885. As a medium sized plant grown on cork it is ideal for orchid collectors with a small conservatory or veranda. It can also been grown in a terrarium with high humidity.

New in our Hybrids Collection:

ANGRAECUM:
Euryangis Victoria Nile
BRASSIA:
Brassia Mivada x Rex
EPIDENDRUM:
Epidendrum Thomas Ott
EULOPHIA:
Eulophia guineensis x Shamara
CAMBRIA:
Burrageara Cheyenne
ONCIDIUM:
Oncidium Fragrancia x Twinkle
Oncidium Rosy Sunset x Twinkle
ODONTOGLOSSUM:
Odontoglossum crocidipterum x nobile
Odontoglossum armatum x lehmannii

New in our Species Collection:

AFRICAN SPECIES:
Aerangis kotschyana
Angraecum leonis
Mystacidium braybonae
Neobathiea perrieri
BULBOPHYLLUM:
Bulbophyllum dentiferum
Bulbophyllum macranthum
ENCYCLIA:
Encyclia alata
MILTONIA:
Miltoniopsis roezlii ‘alba’
PHAIUS:
Phaius flavus
PLEUROTHALLIDINEAE:
Dryadella cuspidata
Pleurothallis melanosticta
Restrepia aristulifera
ZYGOPETALUM:
Pabstia jugosa

Photo: Angraecum leonis

Should you have any questions regarding these new plants, feel free to contact us any time. Have fun collecting!

August 04, 2020 by Petrens Orchid Shop
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