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Angraecum Crestwood

Posted by jane__ny 9-10 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 26, 14 at 23:44

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.

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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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RE: Angraecum Crestwood

  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 27, 14 at 0:12

Only first prize? Not Champion something or other?


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RE: Angraecum Crestwood

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.


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RE: Angraecum Crestwood

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


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RE: Angraecum Crestwood

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.

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Jane


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RE: Angraecum Crestwood

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


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RE: Angraecum Crestwood

Makes me miss my veitchii!


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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


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