Saturday, July 18, 2009

Greenhood Orchid, Pterostylis sp.

Pterostylis species
  Greenhood Orchid
There are more than 70 species of this Australian Orchid found growing in coastal habitats, the dry inland and alpine areas. They adapt well to cultivation and make interesting plants to grow in pots requiring a well drained but evenly moist potting compost containing sand and humus. Kept in a shaded protected location and feed using a weak solution of liquid manure, most species make rapid growth producing flowers at various times of the year depending on the species.
2017 update: Did see some for sale last year from a grower.

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