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Habenaria radiata 'The Egret Orchid' - Finished Blooming, *See item description, know what you're buying before you buy.
Pecteilis radiata


 
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2" Pots. These are basically going to grow like long blades of grass, then the bloom spike will emerge and be approx. 12" tall.

Potting/Growing Tutorial from YouTube;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvjHXyYC2w

Habenaria radiata aka Pecteilis, a tuber type orchid (Corm) which is deciduous after blooming. These tubers are about the size of a pea, and grow like long grass. Don't fear their small size as they are blooming size. These are slow growers and will take many months to grow and flower. All of them we had last year, this size, flowered. We begin selling/shipping these when they are showing growth above the soil. The picture shown is
what this size of plant produced for flowers last year. As they mature over the years, they will spread in clumps and produce more flowers. These orchids have very small, grass like growths which are narrow, slender and flimsy looking. Don't let this fool you as these little grass blades will produce nice flowers.

Growing Habenaria radiata (White Egret Flower)

A terrestrial Orchid native to Asia, Habenaria radiata produces exquisite white flowers on flower spikes that are generally 5-9 inches long, occasionally longer. The plants grow from fleshy tubers and produce strap-like, dark green leaves. They are slow to emerge in spring.

Light/Watering: Grow in full sun to partial shade. If there is insufficient rainfall, water to keep plants evenly moist, but not wet.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Habenaria grows best in well-drained, slightly acid soil rich in humus. Fertilize lightly with 10-20% of the recommended dosage of an all-purpose plant food once or twice as the flower shoots emerge.

Continuing Care: Mulch during the winter and remove the mulch in spring to allow for the plants to emerge. Where Habenaria is not winter hardy (Cold tolerant to Zone 4, Zone 5+ plants need to be brought indoors for winter), it can be grown in containers and brought indoors to a cold area for dormancy. In warmer climates, grow White Egret Flower in pots and give your plant three months of cold (30-35¡F or below) over the winter before putting back outside (dry soil or plants(corms) will rot and die).

Needs a rest during the winter, with minimal water during rest. Water in early spring for Spring/Summer blooming. Blooming size. Also known as the 'The Holy Spirit' Orchid.

Will not tolerate dry heat above 30 degrees Celsius.
In growth, will not tolerate even a day's worth of dryness.
In winter, must be dry, or bulbs will rot.
After blooming, plant will turn yellow and die back/off. This is natural as the plant must rest.

Features
  • Pot Size: 2"
    Blooming Size: Yes, but finished blooming, plants will begin yellowing and dormancy...
    Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Temperature: Cold Tolerant to Zones 4, Zones 5+ these are not cold hardy and must be brought indoors.
    Watering: Regular water, slightly dry between, long dry period in the Winter
    Origin: Japan, China, Russia, Korea

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 22 Write a review »

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5 of 5 What a weird orchid August 13, 2019
Reviewer: Jaycey from MT United States  
This is one of the weirdest orchids you can add to your collection. It really does just look like a piece of grass- then it produces beautiful flowers (I hope)!!!

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5 of 5 I just can't stop staring at this plant!! August 1, 2019
Reviewer: Donna Hauser from El Dorado, CA United States  
I have been wanting one for so long, and I finally have one.  I would have been happy with a corm, but instead, I got a plant in bloom!!  I know I have just a short time to enjoy it before the plant goes into its rest period, but that gives me several months of staring at a pot of dirt, waiting for my new plant to emerge!  ;)

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5 of 5 The Egret Orchid July 9, 2019
Reviewer: TG from Portland, OR United States  
Happy little orchid. Arrived in great condition. I can't wait for it to flowers!

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5 of 5 Great service, impressive orchids! June 17, 2019
Reviewer: Valerie Trotter from Raymond, WA United States  
Even after a shipping error, they made it right. They also let me keep the four plants that came, which I did not order. Superb customer service! Super fast shipping and all arrived in perfect condition and are thriving!  I'm very impressed! Best place to buy orchids online. I will definitely be ordering again. Thank You!

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5 of 5 Worth the wait if I can get it to bloom June 1, 2019
Reviewer: paula barret-corson from toledo, OH United States  
Was packaged wonderfully! I was concerned after waiting forever for this item to come back into stock. I needn't have worried, my orchid was packed with much love and consideration, I am quite pleased. My orchid has grown over an inch since I received it.

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