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PlantFiles: Scorpion Orchid, Spider Orchid, Arachnis
Arachnis flos-aeris

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arachnis (a-RAK-nis) (Info)
Species: flos-aeris (flos EE-riss) (Info)

Synonym:Aerides arachnites
Synonym:Aerides matutina
Synonym:Arachnanthe flos-aeris
Synonym:Arachnanthe moschifera
Synonym:Epidendrum aerosanthum

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Fall/Early Winter


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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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

Naples, Florida

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