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Peristeria elata, Holy Ghost orchid, Dove orchid, Flower of the Holy Spirit

Peristeria elata

Holy Ghost orchid, Dove orchid, Flower of the Holy Spirit
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Origin: Central America
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite, off-white flowers

Peristeria elata (Holy Ghost orchid) is a small shrub which is native to Central America. It is considered to be an epiphyte and grows low to medium in height, about 2 to 5 feet tall. The Holy Ghost orchid blooms throughout the year and produces off-white or white-colored flowers. The orchid prefers locations with semi-shade and needs regular watering during its growth.

This orchid is an ideal indoor decorative plant and can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11. It can also survive in colder climates if taken due care. In this case, the plant must be grown in a container that is kept under shade and protected from extreme temperatures. The pot must be preferably clay as this type of pot has greater water retention. Watering is done as need be but it should never be inundated in water. During winter months, it should be watered less and the soil should be kept moderately dry.

Overall, Peristeria elata makes an excellent houseplant but requires some specific care measures to survive and bloom in harsh winters. With the right amount of sun and water, it has the potential to reward you with its beautiful off-white flowers that give a serene atmosphere to the ambiance around.



Peristeria elata, Holy Ghost orchid, Dove orchid, Flower of the Holy Spirit


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