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Angraecum praestans

Angraecum praestans

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Introducing the Exquisite Angraecum praestans - A Jewel in Orchid Cultivation!

Angraecum praestans, a captivating monopodial epiphyte, graces your collection with its robust stem, leathery, sickle-shaped leaves, and enchanting greenish-white flowers. Elevate your orchid-growing experience with this small to medium-sized gem that flourishes in hot climates. Here's a guide to cultivating and caring for the magnificent Angraecum praestans:

Light: Illuminate your Angraecum praestans with filtered or diffused light at an intensity of 20000-30000 lux. Shield it from direct midday sun exposure, and ensure a continuous flow of strong air movement to simulate its natural habitat.

Temperature: Create the ideal thermal haven for your orchid with summer days averaging 31-32°C and nights at 24°C. Maintain a diurnal temperature range of 7-8°C for optimal growth.

Humidity: Spoil your Angraecum with a humidity level of 80-85% in summer and early autumn. As winter arrives, adjust the humidity to 60-65% to mimic its native dry season.

Substrate, Growing Media, and Repotting: Choose a shallow, well-drained container filled with a coarse, fast-draining fir bark mix to accommodate the unique needs of Angraecum praestans. Consider adding perlite and sphagnum moss for moisture retention, and charcoal to keep the medium open. Repot when the medium breaks down or when the orchid outgrows its container.

Watering: During active growth, water your Angraecum praestans generously, ensuring excellent drainage to prevent stagnation. Reduce watering in autumn, mimicking its natural rainfall patterns. Be attentive to root conditions, never allowing them to become stale or soggy.

Fertilizer: Provide your orchid with a 1/4-1/2 strength balanced fertilizer weekly during active growth. In spring to midsummer, use a high-nitrogen fertilizer, transitioning to a phosphorus-rich one in late summer and autumn.

Rest Period: As winter sets in, reduce watering and create a dry rest period for your Angraecum praestans. Occasional misting in the early morning, along with infrequent light waterings, will maintain the required moisture balance. Cut back on fertilizer until the resumption of heavier watering in spring.

This is a blooming size in a 4" pot about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed. limited!

Elevate your orchid cultivation skills and witness the enchanting beauty of Angraecum praestans unfold in your care. Immerse yourself in the delicate balance of light, temperature, humidity, and nurturing to witness this orchid thrive and flourish throughout the seasons.

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