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Calanthe veitchii

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsDecember
  • Height0.8m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourRed-pink
  • Leaf ColourVariegated

Description

Calanthe veitchii (Orchid). This species of deciduous terrestrial orchid has large narrowly ovate leaves up to 90cms long. Many rose-pink flowers about 9cm across are held in arching racemes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Orchid

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a orchid compost with bright filtered light and high humidity. When grown outdoors grow in well-drained humus-rich soil with a sheltered site.

Propagation

Divide in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs under glass.

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