Phaius tankervilleae - Plant
Common name: Nun s Orchid, Nun s Cap Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid, Red Crane Orchid,
Color: White, purple, magenta, yellow
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 1.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The handsome foliage is large and palm-like, individual leaves being from 2 to 3 feet long and 5 or 6 inches wide, growth is upright and compact, so plantâ€™s take little room in your window. The ground orchid is available online or mail order from many orchid specialists. However, due to modern day technology of cloning, more growers now grow Phaius orchid plants as a seasonal crop.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Water: Phaius tankervilleae is a terrestrial in its native habitat so it needs more moisture than many orchids.
- Keep potting medium moist but not soggy.
- Try to avoid splattering water on the leaves because they rot easily.
- Decrease water during the winter.
Phaius orchids are large, spectacular plants that make attractive houseplants. A sunroom is an ideal location.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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