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Habenaria radiata 'Ginga' (variegated) 'The Egret Orchid' - *See Item description, know what you're buying.
Pecteilis radiata variegated


 
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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. Growing now approx. 1"-2" above the soil.

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

Habenaria radiata variegate aka Pecteilis, a tuber type orchid 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 very 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 (ok to Zone 4, but too cold for Zone 5+), 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, approx. 2" above the soil as of 1/3/20
    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: 6 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Habenaria radiata March 14, 2020
Reviewer: Heidi Napier from Grants Pass, OR United States  
Plant is doing well and is virus negative.

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5 of 5 March 7, 2020
Reviewer: Berenice Chestaro from Miami, FL United States  
Received my tiny beauties in good condition. They were very well packed.
Now I can enjoy them, I can't wait for them to start growing and blooming 😁

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5 of 5 Great orchid February 20, 2020
Reviewer: Scott Stevenson from Fort Pierce, FL United States  
Orchid came in looking healthy and in really good condition

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5 of 5 Egret Orchid Purchased January 16, 2020
Reviewer: Boniface Mills from Beatrice, NE United States  
Plant packaged securely. Orchid alive and in great condition.

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5 of 5 Nice little plant August 9, 2019
Reviewer: Donna Hauser from El Dorado, CA United States  
Healthy little plant, and it still had two blooms on it!  Carefully packed and shipped quickly.  I am looking forward to seeing it bloom anew next year!

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