Angraecum leonis is a compact, warm-growing Angraecum of which two forms are known. The smaller form comes from the northern part of Madagascar and grows to approx. 6 inches (15cms) tall with a leaf span of up to 8 inches (20cms). The other form, which can be up to twice as large, is found in the nearby Comoros Islands (East of the Northern tip of Madagascar). Both plants have thick, fleshy, stiff, folded leaves and beautifully night-scented flowers.
The flowers have a white lip, while the petals are white, sometimes tinted with green with lime green at their base. The flower has a long spur, which is typical of the genus. In the wild the plants are pollinated by moths.