Phaius growing orchid herbaceous of the genus Phaius also known as Nun’s Orchid or Nun Orchid, Phaius perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in tropics, subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Leaves color in green in linear shape, the leaves grow on little stems.
Flower color can be: red, yellow, white, orange, purple, maroon, brown, pink mostly more than one color with spots, dots, stripes, flowers with five narrow linear with pointed top petals and the in the middle like a trumpet with decoration, flower can survive one month.
Recommend temperature at day time 15C (60F) – 25C (75F) at night time 10C (50F) – 20C (68F) can survive 1C and also more than 30C the orchid, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, 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, drained soil, more than 50% humidity
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but it’s hard to start from seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing: Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot
Planting season: Spring / Summer (indoor all year)
Pests and diseases: Aphids, spider mite
Pruning season: After bloom
How to prune: Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem
Size of the plant? 30-60 cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing / Slow growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Half Shade / Full Shade with a lot of light
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Summer (in warm climate can bloom also in the autumn)
General information about the flower Trumpet with decoration flowers with five narrow linear with pointed top petals, flower can survive one month, color can be: red, yellow, white, orange, purple, maroon, brown, pink mostly more than one color with spots, dots, stripes.