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Spathoglottis plicata Ground orchid Anggrek tanah Orchidaceae

Spathoglottis plicata, Ground orchid, Anggrek tanah


Spathoglottis plicata, Ground orchid, Anggrek tanah

This is a medium to large terrestrial species from India to Tonga and most of the areas between and north to the Philippines.
It grows in lowland areas in seepages and other moist places.
The pseudobulbs are ovoid to 2 in (5 cm) in diameter with pleated leaves 18-36 in (45-90 cm) long and 1-2 1/2 in (2.5-6 cm) wide.
The inflorescence is about 1836 in (45-90 cm) tall with 3 to numerous flowers, variable in size up to 1 1/2 in (35 mm) across.
Flowering can be throughout the year.
Cultivation: They require warm or intermediate conditions depending on the species, and a well-drained mixture such as would be used for Cymbidium species.
They thrive on copious watering and most species need strong light to flower.