Species Orchid, Yellow Ground Orchid, Slender Spathoglottis
Spathoglottis gracilis

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spathoglottis (spath-oh-GLOT-tiss) (Info)
Species: gracilis (GRASS-il-is) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deland, Florida

Hobe Sound, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 11, 2013, PamHou from Houston, TX wrote:

I have had this growing in a pot for a couple years now; it has been blooming since January (will probably finish this month). I keep it outdoors unless temps go into the 40s (it turns purplish in a bad way, if left out in too cool weather). I had one in the ground a couple of years ago; temps got into the mid-20s, and I lost it, even though I had it covered. I really love the beautiful, graceful, sunny yellow flowers - there have been about a dozen bloom spikes, each with about 4-6 buds.

Neutral

On Jul 23, 2012, PetalPeople from Lake Forest, CA wrote:

This orchid looks very similiar to a Mokara or a Dendrobium orchid. For fresh cut flower arranging, the stem is a little short.

You can see similiar orchids used in arrangements @ http://www.petalpeopleflorist.com/