Angraecum sesquipedale

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    Angraecum sesquipedale

    Angraecum sesquipedale, also known as the Christmas Orchid or Star of Bethlehem, is a species of orchid that is native to Madagascar. It is a popular plant for growing in greenhouses and homes due to its long-lasting, fragrant flowers. Here is a detailed plant care guide for Angraecum sesquipedale:

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    "Did you know... Angraecum sesquipedale has flowers with long, slender spurs that can reach up to 12 inches in length, which are specifically adapted to attract the species of moths found in Madagascar that pollinate them."

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    These orchids prefer to be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly and allow the potting mix to dry out slightly between waterings.


    Angraecum sesquipedale enjoys bright, indirect light. They can also tolerate some direct morning sun, but should be protected from strong afternoon sun.


    These orchids prefer a humidity level of 50-70%. You can increase humidity levels by grouping plants together, using a pebble tray or a humidifier.


    Fertilize these orchids every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

    Pests & Deficiencies:

    Angraecum sesquipedale may be affected by common orchid pests such as scale insects, thrips, and mealybugs. Deficiencies in essential elements like magnesium or potassium can cause stunted growth and yellowing leaves.


    : Angraecum sesquipedale can be propagated from keikis, which are small plantlets that form at the base of mature plants, or by division. It is best to divide the plants when they have several growths and when they have outgrown their pot. By following these care tips, your Angraecum sesquipedale will thrive and produce beautiful, fragrant flowers.
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