If you love the grace, beauty and romance of orchids, but think they are far too fussy, delicate and difficult to grow, time to re-think that and try one of these: Terrestrial Orchids or Spathoglottis are native to Southeastern Asia and the Philippine Islands and have become wildly popular in southern United States over recent years.
This particular cultivar bears delicate orchids in multiple shades of soft lavender to purple with soft, yellow to cream blushed throats and 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.
Ground Orchids do not required the special media and conditions of other epiphyte orchids. These will do very well planted right into the ground, they are not finicky or fussy and will quickly naturalize. They have very pretty veined, strapped, lily like leaves, are constant bloomers, are very easy and rewarding to grow, and make great gifts for a gardener of any skill level.
Terrestrial Orchids are semi-tropical, and must be protected from freezing temperatures. However, in cold climates they are easy to grow in pots so they can be wintered over indoors.
These orchids quickly form clumps that can be divided or offshoots can be harvested for more plants.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Ground Terrestrial Philippine Chinese Orchid
- Bloom Form: Exotic
- Mature Size: 12 to 18 inches
- Fragrance: Slight
- Suggested Uses: Shade Garden Bedding, Borders, Mass Plant, Mixed Perennials, Pot
- House Plant Adapative: Yes
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Semi-Tropical
- Color: Lavender and Yellow
- Special Features: Easy to grow, exotic color
- Species: Spathoglottis parsonii
- Sunlight: Very light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8B, 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate