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Description

Caleana major, Monkey Orchid

Caleana major, the flying duck orchid, is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia. This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Caleana major, Monkey Orchid
Maximum Reachable Height 50 centimetres (20 inches),
Flower Colour reddy-brown
Bloom Time July to August
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Deadhead to prolong flowering.Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.plant will die with the first frost.

  • Flying duck orchids are pollinated by insects such as sawflies, that are attracted to the flower and are temporarily trapped to collect and transfer pollen.
  • Flying duck orchids are extremely difficult to grow or propagate, thus they are virtually exclusive to woody forests or shrubby habitats.
  • The height of flying duck orchid plants can reach 50 centimetres (20 inches), and they grow from a tuber and have long narrow leaves.
  • The flying duck orchid was pictured on a 90 cent Australian postage stamp, released in 1986, as one of a set of four stamps featuring Australian orchids.
  • Due to what seems to be a lack of pollinating insects, as well as habitat destruction, the flying duck orchid plant is listed as vulnerable in the state of South Australia.
  • Flying Duck Orchid care

    The Caleana major orchid, native to the southern and eastern regions of Australia, is most commonly referred to as the flying duck orchid (for obvious reasons). It, s an itty bitty thing with flowers that measure just 1/2-3/4 of an inch in length.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 15-20 Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Flying Duck Orchid special feature

    At up to 50 centimeters in height, it, s definitely not the smallest flower in the world, but its red-and-purple coloring helps it blend so well in its wild surroundings that it becomes almost invisible.

    Flying Duck Orchid uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Like orchids, the Orchid is used in Chinese medicine and is
    • is most commonly referred to as the flying duck orchid (for obvious reasons)

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do orchid plants lose their flowers?

    Yes, Orchid plants lose there flower after complete blooming and vase life of flower is 14 days.

    Is orchid indoor plant?

    No, Orchid is not indoor plant but you can grow indoor by considering following growing conditions.
    1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required with 80-90 percent humidity.
    2.Soil- Mainly Soil less media is preferred and it should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(July-August).

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can orchid plants be outside?

    Yes, you can grow Orchid outside by considering following growing conditions.
    1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required with 80-90 percent humidity.
    2.Soil- Mainly Soil less media is preferred and it should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(July-August).

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant orchid in pot?

    1. To grow Orchid plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
    2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained potting mixture with rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
    3. Fill the remaining pot with same potting mixture.
    4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant orchid seeds?

    Growing orchid from seed is not feasible but July-August is best suited to grow orchid.

    Why is my orchid plant not flowering?

    The main reason of not flowering orchid plant is improper light, Nutrient and other growing conditions.

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why is my orchid plant growing mushrooms?

    Orchid plant has symbiotic relationship with fungus therefore at some extent orchid plant grows a mushroom.

    Do orchid plants bloom again?

    Yes,Orchid is perennial plant and number of varieties are available therefore Orchid plants bloom again after application of nutrients.

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to care orchid plant?

    There are some caring tips to grow orchid plant.
    1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required with 80-90 percent humidity.
    2.Soil- Mainly Soil less media is preferred and it should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(July-August).

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to repot orchid plant?

    After one year orchid plants are re potted. All old potting material, dead roots and shriveled pseudobulbs have to be removed.

    How orchid plants grow?

    Orchid plants propagated by Stem cuttings,Layering, Divisions, Offshoots, Back bulbs, Micro propagation. considering following growing conditions.
    1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required with 80-90 percent humidity.
    2.Soil- Mainly Soil less media is preferred and it should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(July-August).

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Does orchid plant need sunlight?

    Yes, Orchid plant need at least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight. It also require 80-90 percent humidity for healthy growth.

    Why orchid leaves turn yellow?

    The main reasons of orchid leaves turning yellow are as follows
    1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant.
    2. Plant does not get proper sunlight.
    3. Lack of nutrient.
    4. Disease and pest infestation.

    When to plant orchid bulbs?

    To plant orchid bulbs June-July month is preferable.

    When is an orchid plant dead?

    Orchid is perennial plant and it can be survive more than 2 years with proper care and management.

    Where to trim orchid plants?

    Orchid plants are trimmed by keeping 1-2 nodes at base level.

    What to feed orchid plants?

    Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season mainly in July-August month.

    Can orchid be planted in soil?

    Yes, Some varieties of orchids can be planted in ground with suitable media.

    What size pot for orchid plant?

    choose a pot for orchid plant having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.

    Do orchid flowers rebloom?

    To re bloom orchid flowers apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season mainly in July-August month.

    Do orchid plants need to be repotted?

    Yes,Orchid plant need re potting after 1 year.

    When to prune orchid plants?

    There is no special pruning practice for orchid but removing old, dead and unwanted growth is necessary.

    Why is my orchid plant losing its flowers?

    Orchid plant lose the flowers before attaining the full bloom stage is mainly due to improper growing condition and lack of nutrients.

    What does an orchid plant look like?

    The Orchid plant belongs to Orchidaceae family and flower blooms are colourful and fragrant.

    Can orchid plants be revived?

    Yes, you can revive live orchid plant by providing following growing conditions
    1. At least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required with 80-90 percent humidity.
    2. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season mainly in July-August month.
    3. Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.

    Why orchid plant leaves turn yellow?

    The main reasons of orchid plant leaves turning yellow are as follows
    1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant.
    2. Plant does not get proper sunlight.
    3. Lack of nutrient.
    4. Disease and pest infestation.

    How to repot orchid plants?

    To repot orchid plants consider the following points
    1.Choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
    2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
    3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
    4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight.

    What does orchid plant stand for?

    Orchid plant represents love, luxury, beauty and strength.

    When to water orchid plant?

    Water the orchid plant when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    Is orchid a plant or flower?

    Orchid is a flowering plant belongs to orchidaceae family.

    Why is my orchid plant dying?

    Orchid plant is dying mainly due to improper growing conditions.

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How long will orchid plant bloom?

    Orchid plant bloom more than two years with proper care and management.

    What do you plant orchid in?

    Orchid plant grow mainly in soil less media.e.g Polypodium fiber, Sphagnum, Coconut husk, Osmunda

    Can orchid plant be moved?

    You can move orchid plant after 1 year In following growing conditions.
    1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required with 80-90 percent humidity.
    2.Soil- Mainly Soil less media is preferred and it should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(July-August).

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