Thunia alba

Description

This orchid is rarely found for sale in the U.S. A native to SE Asia, this deciduous species quickly grows into a 4' plant that resembles bamboo with its oppositely alternating blue-green leaves. The fragrant, crystalline white flowers have a hairy, burnt orange lip and are held on a terminal inflorescence of 5-10 flowers. 

The plant grows very quickly starting early spring but rarely produces more than one cane per year. In the fall the leaves will fall off and the plant will remain dormant all winter. We withhold water until the new growth is 2" tall the following spring. After the new growth reaches a foot or so we cut off the old cane and lay it flat on a moist substrate and eventually babies will grow at the nodes.

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This orchid is rarely found for sale in the U.S. A native to SE Asia, this deciduous species quickly grows into... Read more

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    Description

    This orchid is rarely found for sale in the U.S. A native to SE Asia, this deciduous species quickly grows into a 4' plant that resembles bamboo with its oppositely alternating blue-green leaves. The fragrant, crystalline white flowers have a hairy, burnt orange lip and are held on a terminal inflorescence of 5-10 flowers. 

    The plant grows very quickly starting early spring but rarely produces more than one cane per year. In the fall the leaves will fall off and the plant will remain dormant all winter. We withhold water until the new growth is 2" tall the following spring. After the new growth reaches a foot or so we cut off the old cane and lay it flat on a moist substrate and eventually babies will grow at the nodes.

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