Habenaria rhodocheila 'Harbinger'

Plants are flowering size divisions of the ‘Harbinger’ cultivar in 2" rose pots. The ‘Harbinger’ cultivar is a select, very flat, full, dream sickle orange cultivar. I expect it will be awarded if I ever take it to judging.

 

Photographs are of the ‘Harbinger’ cultivar but are NOT true to color they are significantly less red in reality. They are a deep dream sickle orange.

 

This species is native to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, southern China and the Philippines.  Plants are produced from a carrot-like subterranean tuber that is 4” –5” long at maturity.  Plants produce a rosette of leaves, from the center of which the inflorescence emerges.  As the inflorescence emerges, the internodes between the leaves elongate, and the leaves separate.  The inflorescences will be 8” – 18” tall and bear 10 – 20 flowers.  Individual flowers are 1¼” – 1½” across. Sepals and petals are inconspicuous and green or cream colored. The labellum is 4 parted and in this variant it is bright dream sickle orange. Behind the large labellum hangs a 1” - 1½” long spur. Plants are deciduous and have a very distinct dormancy period. Plants will do well under filtered light similar to Phalaenopsis, but will multiply faster with brighter light. Plants prefer to be evenly moist while in active growth. When the leaves begin to yellow after flowering (September - November) stop watering. Only resume watering when a new shoot is seen in spring (April – July). The first watering after dormancy should come from below. This is done by soaking the pots in a small saucer of water.

Habenaria rhodocheila 'Harbinger'

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