Angraecum Veitchii


Angraecum Veitchii is an epiphytic growing orchid hybrid, a crossing between the Angraecum species orchids Angraecum sesquipedale (seed parent) and the Star of Madagascar Angraecum eburneum (pollen parent). The tropical orchid hybrid has been registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in the year 1899 by English horticulturist Harry Veitch (24.06.1840 – 06.07.1924), head of the James Veitch & Sons nursery in Chelsea, London. Angraecum Veitchii orchids are flowering in December and the highly fragrant flowers are very popular for Christmas decorations.

The beautiful, large Angraecum Veitchii flowers get a size
of 8 - 10 cm and release their sweet perfume at night time. The showy and verrry popular orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures, indirect light or partial shade and a well-drained potting medium. Plants should be kept moist, but not sogging wet, during the growth season. During winter waterings should be slightly decreased.

Angraecum Veitchii
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Image: Angraecum Veitchii
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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