Ansellia africana


Described: J. Lindley, 1844
Origin: Tropical and subtropical Africa.
Nickname: Leopard orchid
Temperature: 17°-24°C
Water: Once a week water. Mist frequently.
Humidity: 60-80%
Placement: Half shade position + good ventilation
Presentation: Flowering size plant. Cultivated in a 13 cm pot with medium bark grain.
Morphology: A robust plant with sugarcane shaped pseudobulbs. Some of these plants can grow tall and big. The inflorescence appears on top of the cane and has many side bracts with 10 to 100 flowers. Flowers can be variable from pale yellow to dark brown. Most flowers have a leopard design and measure 3,8 to 5,6 cm in size.
Flowering season: February to April.
Flowering time: 4 to 5 weeks.
Fragrance: Sweet honey scent.