The famous ghost orchid from Florida. We are offering seedlings of this unique leafless orchid. Plants are sold by the sum measurement of all roots (a measurement of each root of the plant added together) and have a minimum of two - three roots. All plants will be shipped with live Spanish moss (USA only) to protect them and provide humidity. The photos show plants representative of the different sizes available for sale when listed - not the exact plants you will receive. These plants often sell out very quickly.
PLEASE BE ADVISED! These plants are slow growing, and are difficult to grow!
Ghost orchids are not for beginners and really not suitable as gift plants unless you are sure the recipient is capable of growing this plant. These plants need pure water like rain, distilled or reverse osmosis. High humidity is a must. We cannot guarantee these plants as once they leave our care, we have no control over temperatures and/or how they are being grown, watered, fertilized, etc. We do guarantee that they will arrive in good condition.
There is an excellent article written by Keith Davis for the American Orchid Society about his experience with growing ghost orchids. We highly recommend reading this article: click here
From our experience, these plants need good humidity and daily watering to survive. Studies have shown that hickory bark or Florida buttonwood (this is the tree this species grows on in nature) is one of the best materials you can use but we have grown ours well on cork slabs and on the outside of either clay pots or broken clay pot shards. In addition, Spanish moss (Tillandsia usenoides) should also be draped over the root system. About 30 to 40 percent of the root system should be covered with the Spanish moss. There are a number of videos on YouTube about how to grow these with some interesting solutions for a home grower.
These plants like to be misted daily and like bright light from an east, south or west window. Application of orchid fertilizer is recommended but should be done at a very low dosage. 1/4 strength of the recommended dosage will work. We recommend light fertilizing each time you water or every other time you water. You can mist or flush the plant with pure water first and then mist with a light fertilizer solution. The plants offered are well established on cork slabs.
We produce these as fast as we can. Prices often vary based on availability. When we are low in stock, they are higher. If we have an abundance, we try to be more reasonable. These plants are very hard to find and in high demand.