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
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.
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)
So no one has heard of this orchid???
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?
Another thread linked below.
Here is a link that might be useful: Anyone have success with ground orchids?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)