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Phaius tankervilleae - Plant

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Nun s Orchid, Nun s Cap Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid, Red Crane Orchid,
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Description for Phaius tankervilleae

Phaius tancarvilleae is a species of orchid widespread in the Indian Subcontinent, New Guinea, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and certain islands of the Pacific.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Nun s Orchid, Nun s Cap Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid, Red Crane Orchid, White, purple, magenta, yellow Seasonal bloomer 1.00 to 4.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and 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 plant’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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade well-drained soil Medium 30 to 40 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Phaius tankervilleae

  • 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.

Typical uses of Phaius tankervilleae

Special features: Phaius orchids are large, spectacular plants that make attractive houseplants. A sunroom is an ideal location.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c998 http://plantcaretoday.com/how-to-care-for-phaius-the-nuns-orchid.html http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/nun-orchid.html

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