Aeranthes grandiflora - large, unusually shaped flowers!

 Aeranthes grandiflora
     We love Aeranthes...it is certainly not the most common nor readily available genera. This is a rather uncommon species from Madagascar. These are mid-sized plants which have an inflorescence that produces blossoms successively for months [do NOT cut off the inflorescence!]. Each flower is long lasting, fragrant and has an exquisite form. The form is more interesting than my photo shows; Iíve included a side vew of a bud, and my hand with the blossom to show the size of the flower; larger than many Aeranthes blossoms. Grow them in intermediate light, intermediate to warm temperatures with regular watering.

This is from our breeding program. One parent is from Isobyl la Croix and the other is from Madagascar.