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Terrestial Ground Chinese Orchid Spathoglotis Grapette


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Spathoglottis unguiculata is one of several hundred types of Terrestrial Orchids.  This interesting species is native to Southeastern Asia and the Phillipine Islands, and has been a popular and favorite pass-along plants for decades, but seems to have recently been rediscovered as new.

These orchids have very pretty veined, strapped, lily like leaves.  They are bloom in cycles throughout the warm season in tropics and subtropics, and typically in the early Summer and early Fall when grown as potted plants indoors or in colder climates.   There are hundreds of cultivars in a wide variety of colors.  The flowers are born on long stems that wave above the plant and have a classic orchid shape in a miniature form, complete with the small spots and speckles. 

Grapette has wide, deep green, strapped, lily-like leaves and flowers that are vibrant royal purple with a vividly contrasted bright yellow and white lightly speckled throat.  It is a somewhat smaller growing, dwarfed cultivar which real reach a mature height of about 12 to 18 inches.  The name Grapette is not only a nod to the brilliant, grape purple color, but also to the interesting and unique grape soda fragrance of the flowers.

Available Size:  4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plant, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of 4 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.


Botanical Name Spathoglottis Grapette
Common Name Ground Orchid
Plant Family Orchidaceae
Mature Size 12 inches
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Form Orchid like
Bloom Time Warm Season
Water Needs Uniformly Moist
Light Needs Best in light shade
Zone 8B, 9, 10, 11
Fragrance No
Key Features Exotic, but easy to grow
Suggested Uses Borders, mass planted, mixed beds, shade
Grower Notes Fun and rewarding

  • Model: GRO-UNG-GRA-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 5 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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