Aerangis luteoalba v. rhodosticta x sib 3in
Aerangis luteoalba v. rhodosticta is native to Africa and is a miniature orchid that produces a much larger flower display than the size of the plant. Aerangis orchids are known for their waxy crystalline flowers and delicate sweet fragrance. At full maturity they can produce up to 20 blooms on one spike that will last 6 weeks. They love high humidity and thrive in terrariums, well-lit bathrooms or near a humidifier. They can be grown potted or mounted.
AERANGIS CARE INFO:
Potting mix: Fine bark or medium bark+sphagnum mix. Repot every 1-2 years as the media breaks down. Can be mounted on cork with sphagnum or tree fern.
Light: Bright indirect-medium light. Window direction doesn't matter, but will need ample shade in South and West facing windows. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure.
Water: Water frequently but allow to reach dry between waterings in the hot months. High humidity or daily misting will help prevent the media from drying out too quickly. Water at the base of the plant to prevent crown rot.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 90F max day). Will bloom in intermediate temperatures.
Humidity: 60-90%, prefers high humidity with good air circulation or daily misting.
Fertilizing: Light feeding year round. 1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Run clean room temperature tap water through the pot once monthly to prevent salt buildup. Decrease to every 3rd watering if leaf burning is observed.