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A picture of a Nun's orchid

Nun's orchid

Phaius tankervilliae

Also known as

Orchid

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.1m

Max

1.1m

60cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

Nun's orchid Overview

This species will produce tall spikes of silvery-brown blooms. The leaves can grow about 2 feet long, they are deep green. They will need protection from full sun in the summer as they can become scorched. Grow in rich soil enhanced with leaf mould that is very well drained.

Common problems with Nun's orchid

How to propagate Nun's orchid

Division

You can propagate by the division of tubers where possible.

Tubers

Other uses of Nun's orchid

Greenhouse, container, indoors