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Calanthe Genus

Orchid

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Calanthe genus (Orchid). These are deciduous terrestrial orchids which will grow in soil or leaf mould. The perennials consist of 3-outer sepals and 3 inner petals; the flowers can be very attractive and either white, yellow or pink.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous, Orchids

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

Cultivation

Except in mild areas, orchids are best grown in pots and kept in greenhouses during cold weather and winter.

Propagation

Division of tubers where possible, or orchids with pseudobulbs may have older leafless ones removed and repotted.

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