Elleanthus grow and care – herbaceous orchid of the genus Elleanthus also known as Elleanthus orchid, Elleanthus perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower fragrant plant, grow in subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12.
Leaves color green the leaves grow from the stems, the leaf elliptic with pointed edge.
Flower color can be yellow, pink, purple, red or orange, the flower can be in more than one color, the flower small trumpet shape, the flowers grow in cluster in beehive shape.
Recommend temperature at day time 24C (75F) – 30C (85F) at night time 10C (50F) – 16C (60F), moist, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big), clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes (sowing very hard)
Difficulties or problems when growing: Very sensitive to changing temperature
Planting season: Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases: Weevil
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Dead flower
Size of the plant? 0.3-3 m, 12-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing / Slow growing
Water requirement: Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Summer
General information about the flower Flowers beehive shape cluster, flower small trumpet shape, flower color can be yellow, pink, purple, red or orange, the flower can be in more than one color