Aerangis biloba

Aerangis biloba is one of our warm growing orchids and so lives in our living room in our Ikea orchid cases.

Aerangis biloba is a species from Central and West Africa where it grows in deep shade in woodland up to 700m altitude. The large leaves are a deep green again indicating a plant that enjoys low light levels. The name refers to the unequally bilobed leaves ( a character it actually shares with many Aerangis species).

Most aerangis are compact plants that produce impressive flowers and we would not be without our Aerangis species.

The flowers have relatively short spurs (just 3-4cm) that contain the nectar for pollinating moths and plants are very free flowering. We find that this species is easy to grow from seed and de-flasks well straight onto mounts.