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Eria floribunda flowers are whitish with a purple center and flowers are long lasting and fragrant. This orchid is known for its multiple stems or branches.
The Chinese Crown Orchid (Eulophia graminea) is a small shrub with an upright growth habit, typically reaching between 2 and 5 feet in height and width. The leaves are large, dark green, and leathery in texture. The flowers, which bloom in summer, are yellow or orange in color, and have a long, slim, floral tube that flares out at the end. As a vigorous grower, this orchid should be planted in full sun or semi-shade and watered regularly. In hot and arid climates, this orchid should be watered moderately, while in cooler climates, an increased level of moisture is recommended.
Eulophia graminea is known to be an invasive species in some areas. Although its growth habit and form are quite attractive, its tendency to spread rapidly should be taken into consideration when planting. It grows well ion USDA Zone 9-11. In cold regions, containerized specimens should be brought indoors for the winter months, and should be watered regularly and kept in a cool and shaded area. In the spring, the container should be brought back outdoors. Though its flowers need full sun to develop properly, the roots should be shaded and protected from direct sun exposure.
Gastrochilus obliquus, also known as Slanting Gastrochilus, is a small shrub that grows to a height of 2-5 feet. It is native to Southeast Asia, but can also be found in various parts of the Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, northern Thailand, southern China, northern Laos and Vietnam. This plant is an epiphyte, meaning it grows on other plants or on other objects in its natural habitat, at elevations of 2500-3500 ft.
Gastrochilus obliquus is a beautiful plant with long, pointed leaves that range in color from light to dark green. In the springtime, it produces bright yellow and orange flowers. It is a popular ethnomedical plant, used in traditional Chinese medicine.
In terms of care, Gastrochilus obliquus prefers semi-shade and warm temperatures, and is best grown hanging in baskets or mounted. It can be grown outdoors in USDA Zones 9-11. In cold regions, the plant can be grown in a pot and brought inside for the winter months. To ensure its survival, ensure that the plant stays in warm conditions, away from drafts. The soil should be kept moist but not overly wet, and fertilization should be done on a regular basis.
Gastrochilus obliquus is a beautiful and unique plant that adds bright color to any home or garden. With the right care and maintenance, it can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors for many years to come.
Most Gongora species are easy to cultivate and quickly grow into large and showy plants. They do best when mounted on blocks of cork or tree fern or grown in hanging baskets.
Due to their large size, plants are rarely found in cultivation outside botanical institutions.
Require plenty of water and high humidity during the growing season. Less water is required during the cooler months.
Grammatophyllum speciosum is a small, bushy shrub that can reach between two to five feet in height. It is native to New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The plant prefers full sun exposure and regular water for optimal growth. It is capable of producing fragrant yellow and orange flowers that are beautiful to look at. The plant is sometimes called Sugar Cane Orchid as it resembles a sugar cane plant. The flowers are yellow colored with maroon or dark red spots. Grammatophyllum Speciosum not only produces the largest orchid flower in the world, but is also the heaviest orchid plant in the world.
Grammatophyllum speciosum is hardy to USDA zones 9-11 and can be grown in pots in colder regions with special care. The soil should be kept evenly moist and well-draining, but not waterlogged or saturated. You should also keep it in partly to full sun and make sure to mist the orchid leaves with water every few days or so. To keep the roots healthy, it's important to fertilize the plant every two weeks during the growing season. Be careful not to over-fertilize, as too much can damage the plant.
In humid climates, Grammatophyllum speciosum may be grown outdoors in the landscape. In more arid regions and climates, it is best grown potted, allowing it to be moved indoors during colder winter months. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy. When it's time to repot, use a well-draining potting medium such as chopped fir bark and provide as much air circulation as possible. Add perlite to the potting soil for better drainage and water less frequently in the winter months. The plant also prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil pH.
Grammatophyllum speciosum is a spectacular and relatively easy to care for orchid. With the right care and attention, your plant will give you years of blooms and breathtaking beauty.
This genus was segregated from Cattleya based on several structural features of the plants and is supported by recent molecular DNA analyses. Plants are typically found in humid forests at moderate elevations growing on trees or rocks.
Habenaria repens blooms throughout the year in wet ditches, meadows, marshes and along shorelines.
It can be a terrestrial or truly aquatic orchid species and has been known to form floating mats in stagnant pools. This species produces 3-8 yellow green leaves that emerge from the stem and gradually reduce in size towards the inflorescence. The inflorescence has 10-50 flowers arranged in a densely flowered raceme. The sepals are light green and the petals and lip of each flower are a greenish white and spidery looking.
Native to Southeastern Asia, Holcoglossum subulifolium is a small, shrubby orchid species typically growing 2-5 feet in height. Though it is an epiphyte, the plant prefers to grow in pots in a well-drained potting medium, with regular watering and high humidity. An excellent choice for warm to intermediate climates, the plant can tolerate temperatures down to USDA Zone 9.
Though its relatively small size makes it an ideal candidate for indoor or balcony growing, Holcoglossum subulifolium can also be grown outdoors as long as it is provided with sufficient protection during winter. An ideal way to ensure outdoor growth in cold climates is by keeping the plant in a pot for easy relocation during cold spells. Planting in large, terracotta pots ensures good root ventilation, although it is important to line the pots with more organic materials to help keep the media from drying out too quickly.
Holcoglossum subulifolium produces fragrant white or off-white blooms. The most common species found in cultivation is the white-flowered Holcoglossum subulifolium var. Album, although there are multiple other varieties of the plant that also feature pastel colors. The plant blooms in the late summer and requires plenty of light for the flowers to open and last for about two weeks.
Holcoglossum subulifolium is an easy-to-grow orchid that makes an attractive addition to any garden or living space. With its delicate beauty, it is becoming increasingly popular amongst orchid enthusiasts, particularly as it is relatively low maintenance.