Angraecum Scottish Lion

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by Tom Kuligowski

Posted by Tom Kuligowski about 5 years ago.

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Angraecum Scottish Lion is another hybrid created by Lehua Orchidsregistered in 2014.  The full  parentage is Angcm. White Lioness (Angcmleonis x Angcm. Lemforde White Beauty [Angcmmagdalenae x Angcm. sesquipedale]) X Angcm. scottianum.

Based upon the four various species (Angcm's magdalenae, sesquipedale, leonis and scottianum) which where used in eventually creating this hybrid, Angcm. Scottish Lion requires a bright diffused light (no direct sun light).  The plants that I have are in an area which receives about 3,800 FC of light.  All but one of the species will tolerate temperatures into the high 80s (about 31C).  The plants that are in 4 - 5 inch (20-12cm) clay pots are watered every other day.  Any that are mounted should be watered every day and twice if temperatures go above 90 degrees F (32C).  The flower of Angcm. Scottish Lion takes on it's own characteristics, although you should see some influence from it's various parents.  The most noticeable flower trait is the fact that it has lost most of it's size through hybridizing.  The largest parent, Angcm. sesquipedale can have a horizontal natural spread in access of 19.6 cm.  The flower in the image above had a natural spread of 6.8 cm.  My plants are fertilized every 7 - 10 days and also in an area that has a consistent amount of air movement. 

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