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Habenaria Radiata

Shropshire, United Kingdom Gb

I believe this is some sort of orchid like a bird. I have been given 3 small plants about 3" high - what do I do next please?



Wow, what kind gift givers! Rare website says
"They like a compost based on sphagnum moss (living is best) with some sand added or one consisting of coarse sand with some peat mixed in. The compost should be wet but must be VERY free-draining. They will sometimes do well in conditions which also suit some carnivorous plants. ' It looks beautiful in the picture and says that it is hardy, but I'd keep it in a pot so you can keep an eye on it. It might get lost in the garden.

8 Jun, 2009


Well, good luck with them is all I can say and how lucky are you to have been given some already growing.

I planted some bulbs (the size of peanuts) and not one came through, but Gilli (another member here) did manage to get hers going, so maybe she can help you if you contact her.

Do not put them outside in the winter. They say they're hardy, but I certainly wouldn't risk it.

8 Jun, 2009

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