Angraecum cultriforme

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Angraecum cultriforme is an epiphytic orchid species from Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.  These small sized orchids grow in evergreen forests and thickets, they’re often found growing near rivers.  Angraecum cultriforme plants grow as an epiphytes; these orchids tend to grow near the base of a tree, close to ground level, but plants also grow upon twigs and small branches.

Usually flowering from September to March, Angraecum cultriforme produces cream to soft yellow coloured flowers that take on more of a pink or orange tone, as the blooms age.

Angraecum cultriforme thrives in areas that enjoy soft, filtered light and strong air movement.  Plants thrive in an environment that enjoys very humid growing conditions during the spring and summertime when they’re bathed with frequent waterings, followed by a drier and slightly less humid growing conditions through the autumn and winter months.  It’s important to ensure that these orchids enjoy good air circulation at all times.  Angraecum cultriforme plants should be allowed to dry out after watering; the roots should be dry over night.

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