Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.


Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
Register Members O.C.D. Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > ORCHID DISCUSSIONS > Advanced Discussion
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By Paul Mc
  • 1 Post By PaphMadMan
  • 1 Post By Mira-Claude
  • 1 Post By Brooke

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 07-23-2012, 08:37 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Zone: 7a
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 55
Question White Egret Orchid?

I was curious to know if anyone here has grown a White Egret Orchid (Habenaria radiata)...

I have Phals and would love to branch out into a few other Orchid types and the blooms on this one really caught my eye but I don't know how this one rates in the maintaining dept... Any insight?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 07-23-2012, 09:20 PM
Paul Mc's Avatar
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,752
Male
Default

I have, twice, but lost one. They need semi-big conditions to thrive. Check out Wild Orchids website here in the US. He might have info that can help. If you can't find it, let me know and I'll give you the address and his email. Wonderful man!
PoeticFlames likes this.
__________________
Shoot for the stars in everything you do, that way should you miss you will at least land in the heavens.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 07-23-2012, 10:02 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Zone: 5a
Location: Madison WI
Age: 55
Posts: 1,092
Male
Default

Habenaria radiata is a temperate zone plant, not tropical, so it needs a winter dormancy. Better grown in an appropriate outdoor location. And not an easy choice even if you have the perfect climate. Nothing like a Phal. You have good taste, but perhaps you will want to choose something a bit more conventional as you branch out from Phals.
PoeticFlames likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 07-23-2012, 10:11 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Zone: 7a
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 55
Default

Paul, Thanks for that! I will have to do some more reading on them for sure! What types do you find you prefer?

Paph, can you suggest some good ones to start with? The options are a bit overwhelming and I have no idea where to start! I figured googeling images would help in at least finding some focal direction... I've taken a liking to the Bulbo family... The long petals are beautiful! I like hanging/mounted plants too...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 07-23-2012, 10:16 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Zone: 7a
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 55
Default

I'm located in NC and grow mine inside in front of a shady window with a lamp for supplemental light as needed. (Hope to be moving soon and setting up a better place for more light)

With all the rain we've been having as of late I'm not having any issues with humidity and haven't had much of an issue with that anyway being in the southeast.

I have a fetish for African Violets as well and my Phals and Vi's always do well with me, so I assume something with like conditions would be good. But on the other hand, I'm running out of space in this part of the house and will be spilling into other areas so setting up a different environment might be doable, haha!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 07-23-2012, 10:47 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Zone: 5a
Location: Montreal
Posts: 181
Female
Default

It's gorgeous! Good luck!
PoeticFlames likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 07-24-2012, 04:38 PM
Brooke's Avatar
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,296
Default

For me it is an easy inside grower if you understand the dormancy issue. It also takes up very little space and no space when it is dormant.

I grow mine in a 3" clay pot in coir/perlite 50/50 mix and during the grow season, water when it is almost dry. When the plant starts to lose its leaves, I stick it on a shelf, give it a taste of water around the edge of the pot about once a week. When it breaks dormancy I gradually increase the water.

You should also check out the Hab. medusae and the rhodichila(sp) - all of my Habs are blooming now.

Brooke
PoeticFlames likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 07-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Zone: 7a
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 55
Default

Brooke, Thanks for the info and suggestions! I'd taken a peek at the Medusae...

and the phrag grandes...

and the Phal Schilleriana...

and the Dtps. Tzu Chiang Orange x Sogo Sweet ' Sogo '...

and the list could go on! Haha! None of my Phals are scented, so the idea of having fragrant blooms appeals to me as well.

****

Thanks Mira, the blooms are one of a kind and tie in with my love of birds... Two passions in one? I will take ten of them please!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unsure how to proceed with orchid. MeltingRain Beginner Discussion 10 01-01-2011 02:25 AM
East Everglades Orchid Society Show Display, Aphrodite's Falls dgenovese1 Members' Displays 10 11-11-2010 05:09 PM
What makes an Orchid an Orchid RosieC Orchid Lounge 11 04-10-2009 01:57 AM
The Black Orchid Graehstone Orchid Lounge 7 12-07-2007 08:56 AM
Oklahoma Orchid Society Show & Sale -11/17 & 18, 2007 Vandagal Orchid Show Announcements 0 11-09-2007 02:25 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com

Clubs, ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0