I purchased this Ansellia Africana from Cal Orchid at the Sacramento Orchid Show on April 19th. I had almost finished buying plants, and while talking to their owner, James Rose, I showed interest in this plant. He took my to the center of the room, where the orchid displays were, and showed me a mature Ansellia that he had raised. It was huge (4′ tall) and beautiful, and I decided to purchase this plant immediately.
Ansellia Africana is an epiphyte, growing in trees, so is used to dappled light. I requires a winter’s rest.
It had new growth when I purchased it, and it has continued to grow. Below is a picture of the potential flowers.