Terrestrial or Ground Orchids do not required the special media and conditions of other epiphyte orchids (meaning the ones whose native habit is to grow on the sides of trees in the rain forests).
These will do very well planted right into the ground, they are not finicky or fussy and will quickly naturalize. This group of orchids is native to Southeastern Asia and the Philippine Islands and has become wildly popular in southern United States over recent years. This one has been a popular pass along for many years. It is another of those old plants that is now seemingly suddenly new again.
Ground Orchids have very pretty veined, strapped, lily like leaves. They are constant bloomers throughout the warm season and come in a wide variety of colors.
The flowers of Ground Orchids 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. They 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.
The flowers of this one are varying shade of lavender and purple.
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.\n\n No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Common Name: Ground, Philippine, Terrestrial, Chinese Orchid
- Bloom Form: Orchid
- Mature Size: 12 to 18 inches
- Fragrance: Slight
- Suggested Uses: Shade Garden, Borders, Mass Planted Beds, Mixed Perennials, Pott
- 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: Purple
- Special Features: Easy to grow, pretty exotic color
- Species: Spathoglottis plicata
- Sunlight: Light to moderate shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8B, 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate