Angraecum Crestwood

jane__ny(9-10)January 26, 2014

Entered in a show this weekend and got a first prize. This is an easy plant to grow if you have the space. Flowers religiously every January. I only got 4 spikes this year probably due to a repot this past spring. Night fragrant.

Not a good picture, taken with my phone as the club was setting up the display. The plant is large and heavy and was quite a feat getting it to the top of the display. I thought for sure, it was going to topple. I think having the light fixture right above it, did in the flowers. Usually flowers for a good month. But some seem to be fading already. Probably the light.

Jane

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Only first prize? Not Champion something or other?

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 12:12AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Congrats. That is a great looking plant.
I like the idea of the fragrance and easy to grow, but size wise, it's a no-go.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 10:00AM
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orchidnick

Love it. Got a sad lesson from one of these some years ago. I bought a Crestwood from a vendor facing the I5 some years ago. (This vendor is long gone) When I got it home I noticed something that made me uneasy. I had it tested and it was positive for virus. Took it back and got a refund with an apology. No problem.

3 weeks later I was back and he had the plant sitting there, 'SPECIAL! REDUCED PRICE'. I talked to him about it and all he could say is that he has expenses and every plant counts! Never went there again.

Nick

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 1:20PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Nick, probably a blessing in disguise. I've had this plant since 07 and its about 4 ft now. Do the math!

Arthur, very funny. No such luck. I deserve the prize for just getting the plant there (couldn't find anyone with a truck). The club members deserve it for hauling it to the top of the display. Must weigh over 30lbs. Its a 'back-breaker.'

There was a big eburneum which won also. I was surprised to see a few Angs besides mine. Rarely see them anymore.

Jane

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 4:20PM
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orchidnick

No blessing in disguise, I love big plants. Have a few that will never see another show or meeting. Den speciosum, more than one. Onc sphacellatum, can't lift it anymore.

Nick

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 4:32PM
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terpguy(7)

Makes me miss my veitchii!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 7:35PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Arthur, 'twisty flower.'

I love the whole group. They are big, hefty plants which make themselves known.

I like the little guys too, but they can't take my degree of neglect.

Jane

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 9:15PM
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yenika_zone10 Miami, Fl

Hi Jane,

I hope i can get an answer quick from you.... I got an angraecum sesquipedaleframboyantx bosorii lisa and the flower just dry off. What do you do? Do you cut the spike ? Also i need to know if i can repotted now.

I have a post but noone has enter yet...

Thank you

    Bookmark   March 7, 2015 at 2:16PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

I answered your post on discussions. Yes cut off the spike when its finished blooming.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2015 at 10:09PM
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yenika_zone10 Miami, Fl

Thanyk you

    Bookmark   March 8, 2015 at 6:38AM
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jane__ny(9-10)

BTW, I did get best in show on this. Very odd because they flowers were starting to fade. Had been in bloom for a month. Judges love these plants. I have to try to get it to bloom earlier. In NY it always spiked in September and bloomed around Christmas. In Florida its a month later, probably due to the warm winter. I believe this plant is similar to Phals in that the temp drop starts the spikes. Not sure how to handle it. Thinking I might bring it inside to AC in early September. Not an easy task.

I don't have a cold greenhouse (Nick), but am determined to get this to start spiking a month earlier. Most of the big shows are in late Dec and January. I squeaked by this year. I need to get it spiking earlier.

Jane

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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

If it is still late in blooming, bring it to the Martin County Show. It was last weekend. What a beauty!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2015 at 12:16AM
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yenika_zone10 Miami, Fl

Very nice, i hope that mine grow like that ...congratulations Jane, is a real beauty you have

    Bookmark   March 10, 2015 at 5:44AM
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