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Eria coronaria

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourCream, yellow red markings
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Eria coronaria (Orchid). These are evergreen, epiphytic orchids. In the wild will grow on tree branches or rocks. The racemes of creamy- yellow flowers have red markings in summer. The lance-shaped leaves are dark green.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

India

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

In temperate climates, they need to be grown in greenhouses. Can be grown in pots but also on slabs of bark. Weak foliar feeds can be added to the sprays.

Propagation

Older leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs.

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