Aerangis hariotiana

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Africa, Comoros Islands

Aerangis hariotiana is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the Comoros Islands, where this orchid can be found growing on trees, in areas of humid forest.

Aerangis hariotiana originates from a group of islands which offer warm to hot growing conditions.  This charming orchid favours growing under indirect, diffused light, in a very humid environment, where the moist air is constantly circulating around the plant.  Aerangis hariotiana requires frequent misting in the growing season, but do take care not to over water plants that are not in active growth during the winter time, as Aerangis hariotiana plants do not wish to receive as much water during their winter rest.  There’s no need to fertilise plants at this time.  Provide fertiliser only when your plants are actively growing.

Aerangis hariotiana can be grown mounted onto cork bark, or potted in a special orchid compost, which is comprised mainly of bark pieces.

This orchid is often referred to by its synonym: Microterangis hariotiana.

You can see photographs of the young Aerangis hariotiana specimen that you see pictured above, in bloom for the first time, in this update.

To see photographs of my Aerangis hariotiana plants in bloom, inside my Rainforest Terrarium, please click here.

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