Aerangis citrata

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Madagascar

Aerangis citrata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where plants can be found growing upon the branches and trunks of trees, in areas of evergreen forest.

This miniature orchid species produces long, pendant, flowering stems, which feature up to thirty, small, white flowers.  Aerangis citrata flowers are not long lasting, although plants’ flowering times vary.  Some Aerangis citrata flowers delight us for just a few days before they fade, while other blooms can last for up to three weeks.  The plant’s health and condition, and the growing conditions the plant is experiencing will have a great influence on how long each Aerangis citrata plant’s flowering period extends to.

Aerangis citrata needs to be grown in a very humid environment.  Plants enjoy intermediate temperatures.  This miniature orchid species flourishes in soft, filtered light; plants enjoy being misted from five to seven days a week, throughout the year.  In warmer weather, you may need to provide your Aerangis citrata plants with additional misting.

I’ve written a lot about Aerangis citrata.  My Madagascar Terrarium updates show how long my plants took to develop flower buds, how long my plant bloomed for and what this orchid’s flowers are like.  To head straight to the update that I wrote when this Aerangis citrata specimen (the plant you see pictured above) began producing a flower spike, please click here.  To skip the flower development stage and head straight to the update that I wrote when this Aerangis citrata specimen’s first flowers opened, please click here.

To head straight to the update I wrote when this same Aerangis citrata specimen’s second flowering period commenced, please click here.

To head straight to the update that I wrote as this same Aerangis citrata specimen’s third flowering period commenced, please click here.

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