How to grow Elleanthus

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.

Elleanthus flowers

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.

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How to grow Elleanthus growing and care:

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:

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?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

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

Scientific name:


How to grow Elleanthus

Elleanthus capitatus

Elleanthus flower



Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12

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