Habenaria rhodocheila 2.25'' rose pot FS
species - Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Vietnam, Philippines, China
These delicate soft-leaved plants produce stems of 1-1.5" flowers successively late in Summer and early Fall. any are in spike now!
Habenaria rhodocheila prefers dappled light (semi-shady, i.e. no direct hot sun). good humidity and moist roots. They are planted in sphagnum moss to aid in keeping moisture at the roots. During the growing season add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer the the water twice a month. Grow these in warm conditions until it's time to rest.
Some consider Habenarias to be difficult to grow. This is because they need a dry, cool rest period after the plant appears to have died late in the year. As the last flowers are beginning to fade, the plant may appear to be dying, the foliage turning yellow and blotched. This is the signal to stop watering. Put the plant where it won't get watered. If you'd rather grow in a soilless mix (like Pro-mix) or bark mix, after the plant has "died" is the time to repot into dry mix. The plant is a corm, much like a gladiolus and the dry "rest" is like the dry cold season in their native habitat. When growth begins again, probably in March or April, resume watering and feeding.
NOTE: These are delicate plants and we suggest expedited shipping.
VERY LIMITED! MANY IN SPIKE NOW!!