Habenaria Radiata (egret orchids)
£12.50 – £44.00
Habenaria radiata, (egret orchids) Perennial. Hardy down to -5C. This plant really speaks for itself, absolutely beautiful. Exotic, white fragrant flowers resembling that of Egrets in flight on top of slender stems reaching 12 inches in height. Its natural habitat is in the grassy wetlands of Japan, so it is a moisture loving plant but does require good drainage, The tubers are naturally quite small, peanut size. Perfect for a cool house but is also quite happy indoors or in the conservatory. A very exciting, exquisite plant to grow.Top Size bulbs. Grade 1
12 bulbs, 3 bulbs, 6 bulbs
Plant: March 8 cm deep. Spacing 6 cm. Flowers June-September. Height 40 cm.
Perennial. Plant in a deep pot (15-20 cm) without drainage holes, a large jar or an orchid pot is idea. Use Sphagnum moss and sharp sand mixed 50/50. The bulbs are quite naturally small, the roots come from the top of the bulb, plant with the most pointed side of the bulb facing upwards. Grow indoors for the first year keeping away from direct strong sunlight. It is important to keep the growing medium slightly damp during the growing period.
Propagation: Once the plant has died back you will find that you have a few extra bulbs attached to the roots, allow to naturally come away, and store over winter in a cool dark place, keeping the bulbs dry during December and January. Early February wrap in slightly damp sphagnum moss, (the same way we supplied the bulbs), once showing signs of growth, replant.