Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Angraecum leonis repotted

Dehydrated Angraecum leonis in a vase

     After almost 2 years, I am terminating my attempt to grow Angraecum leonis in a vase.  The methods was not intrinsically flawed, so much as I have run out of time to water the orchid as much as it requires.  Grown in a vase, my Angraecum needed daily watering during the cooler months, and would need twice daily watering during summer.  Lately, I have been finding myself too busy to take care of my orchids on a daily basis (hence the recent decline in post frequency as well).   I've been watering the orchids every 3-4 days, and the Angraecum has suffered as a result.  The newest leaf is shriveled.

Newly repotted Angraecum leonis

      I've repotted the orchid into a 5" clear plastic pot, with large bark pieces.  Hopefully this setup will help it better tolerate my lackadaisical watering schedule. 


  1. Hello Maria,

    I believe that your Angraecum leonis will be fine. Please keep us updated.

    I love reading your posts and looking at your great photos. Keep up the good work!

  2. When your efforts are rewarded with a beaut white flower all will pale into insignifiance....keep up the posts & pics Maria all good ...;-)

  3. Looks good, I hope the wrinkled leaves will plump up eventually.

  4. I'm sure that Angcm. leonis will eventually plump up. I had to deal with several that were just about rootless, but after nearly five months, botht the Comoro and Madagascar plants thickened up; especially the smaller Madagascar. Hope all is well, I know what it is to not have the time. I'm outside in the dark prior to dawn taking care of my collection before heading off to work for 12 - 14 hours. I think you're doing great... keep up the good work!

  5. I hope your leonis recovers from its dehydration (they seem quite resilient). I wonder how it would have faired in the vase if you'd left some water in the bottom all the time (raising the humidity)?