Angraecum arachnites

 Angraecum arachnites
     Syn: Angraecum ramosum var. arachnite

Native to Madagascar. Our experience with this species has been exclusively with plants imported from their country of origin. When they arrived, they were quite desicated with the leaves beginning to brown. After a long soak we placed them on cork with a coconut pad and nestled them into the spanish moss growing on vertical screens. The plants not as deeply inserted into the moss continued to suffer much more than those in direct contact with the moss. This would indicate that they do not want to dry out. Fred Hillerman notes that potting also works well though we have not tried this method. Intermediate temperature and low light seem to make these happy.