Aerangis fastuosa - large, fragrant pure-white flowers

 Aerangis fastuosa
     Its common name is “The Magnificent Aerangis”—not bad for a “common” name, eh? It’s native to Madagascar but is much more enjoyable in your private collection. Fred Hillerman says that “Everything about Aerangis fastuosa is the epitome of neatness, and this sleek little plant is truly as “pretty as a picture,”...” It’s a small plant with oversized white flowers (1-1/2"). The blossoms are sweetly fragrant both in the afternoon and night. Fastuosa needs warm shady conditions to thrive. Given proper care it blooms reliably every spring. These REALLY need a dormant period [after blooming], but must never be allowed to get overly dry.