Aerangis kirkii

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Just opened up a few days ago. I have not put my nose on it after dark, but it’s not fragrant during the daytime. I purchased this plant in May of 2020 from The Tarzan Group. From time to time they have some harder to source aerangis species offered.

enjoy.

Loving the leaves!!



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Thanks for all the kind complements. To follow up, I strolled into the grow room this AM before the lights turned on and was immediately overwhelmed with a somewhat stale and unpleasant wafting smell of a rest stop urinal. Those two flowers managed to fill the entire 22x24ft room. Fighting that reasonable voice in my head, I forced myself to kneel down low and stick my nose directly into the blooms. I was very surprised by the pleasant and sweet fragrance of the flowers up close. Definitely a strong sweet base reminiscent of jasmine and gardenia. Unexpected how different the fragrance can be far away from the source. And I am very happy to have avoided a direct shot of the other not so sweet smell.
 

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Thanks for all the kind complements. To follow up, I strolled into the grow room this AM before the lights turned on and was immediately overwhelmed with a somewhat stale and unpleasant wafting smell of a rest stop urinal. Those two flowers managed to fill the entire 22x24ft room. Fighting that reasonable voice in my head, I forced myself to kneel down low and stick my nose directly into the blooms. I was very surprised by the pleasant and sweet fragrance of the flowers up close. Definitely a strong sweet base reminiscent of jasmine and gardenia. Unexpected how different the fragrance can be far away from the source. And I am very happy to have avoided a direct shot of the other not so sweet smell.
Makes me think who the pollinator it was supposed to attract that night lol.
 
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