How to grow Elleanthus capitatus

Elleanthus capitatus growing herbaceous orchid of the genus Elleanthus also known as Elleanthus capitatus orchid, Elleanthus capitatus perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower fragrant plant, grow in subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 11-12.

Leaves color green the leaves grow from the stems, the leaf elliptic with pointed edge.

Elleanthus capitatus flowers

Flower color can be magenta purple, 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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Requirements for Elleanthus capitatus 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?
0.3-1 m, 12-40 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 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 magenta purple, the flower can be in more than one color

Scientific name:

Elleanthus capitatus

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