Phalaenopsis Ground Orchids

katkin_gwFebruary 4, 2013

I just got a pot of Phal ground orchids at GardenFest in Vero on Sat and wondered if anyone has grown them before. Will they take full sun? TIA

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kayjones(Mo6b)

I did a google search and found nothing on P. ground Orchid - what is the botanical name?

I have several pots of ground Orchids - they aren't ground-hardy for me - I have to put them in the greenhouse when it gets cold.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 5:04AM
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katkin_gw

When I search I only come up with pictures of the plant, but no information on growing them. I don't have any other name for them. The plant I got is planted in soil, but the vendor was too busy to give any info. I think they said full sun.

I have many colors of spathoglotis and radicans that I can grow in my planted beds since I am further south then you. :o)

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 6:53AM
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katkin_gw

So no one has heard of this orchid???

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 8:55AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Hi Katkin, the leaf tips on mine get burned in full sun. I have them in partial shade (midday).

See link to prior thread below.

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: Will Ground Orchids Survive in Northeast or Central Florida?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:36AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Another thread linked below.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: Anyone have success with ground orchids?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:37AM
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keiki(10 FL)

Katkin I have never heard of phal ground orchids but I will ask at work and let you know if I find out anything. Do you have pictures of your new plant? Do the leaves look like regular phals?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:21PM
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katkin_gw

No sorry no pictures, but I did get pictures when I searched the name, but no info. The leaves are wide and strappy, like ginger leaves and I was told they'd get 4 ft tall.

Carol, these aren't spaths or radicans, I have those in all colors, but a different ground orchid.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 6:01AM
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katkin_gw

I went to another plant sale today and found out it is a phais orchid. :o) For some reasone they were calling it phalaeopis last week.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 10:56AM
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sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

Is it a nuns orchid, Phaius tankervilliae? They are marginal in central FL, but they have in ground specimens in sheltered spots under oak trees at Leu Gardens. I traded for a small start, and once it sizes up a bit, I plan to put it in ground in a sheltered spot.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 1:47PM
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katkin_gw

I am in S Florida and on the coast so I have no problem with nun's orchid growing for me. This is not like any nun's orchid I've seen before. But apparently it is a phauis of some type.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 6:31AM
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keiki(10 FL)

I have a couple other noid phaius in the ground but non have gotten 4' tall. Keep us posted I would love to hear more and see pictures if you get any.

Hey where you hitting all these plant sales? boo hoo I haven't been to any lately.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 8:01AM
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katkin_gw

Hey Keiki, will do. Last weekend was GardenFest in Vero, my favorite sale and this weekend was a plant sale at Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens. Spent way too much money, but I was sure happy. :o)

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 11:10AM
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