The genus Aerangis is the focus of this spectacular book by Isobyl la Croix who spent many years studying African orchids in their native habitat.
It features detailed descriptions of the 59 species, accounts of the terrain, climate and habitats in which they live, and cultivation advice. These orchids, which grow on branches and rocks in the forests of Africa and Madagascar, have long nectar-filled spurs that release a delicate scent at night attracting hawk moths. This feature, along with their often disproportionately large flowers, make them rewarding to grow and, given the right conditions, they will flower year after year.
Many are threatened in their native habitat and home cultivation makes an important contribution to their long-term welfare. Beautiful photographs of the plants and essential botanical information make this a unique reference that will delight orchid lovers.
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