General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green petals and sepals, white lip with rose to pink markings.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Chinese Crown Orchid
  • Grass Leaved Eulophia

  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jan 20, 2020 12:00 PM concerning plant:
    Eulophia graminea is a terrestrial orchid native to tropical and subtropical Asia. It has small leaves and tall spikes of 1 inch flowers that are green with brownish-purple venation and a purple spot on the white lip. Chinese Crown Orchid grows from pseudobulbs that produce numerous, small root attachments, making it very difficult to dig and remove entirely. It grows in many types of soil, including sand, rock and mulch.

    The Chinese Crown Orchid has become naturalized in many parts of the world and is considered invasive in some areas. Here in Florida, the plant is listed as a category I on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's 2017 list of invasive plant species.
Plant Events from our members
MySecretIslandGarden On November 29, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Since this plant is an invasive species in Florida I had to end its life.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Eulophia graminea by beckygardener Jul 11, 2015 3:07 PM 0
This looks like Chinese Crown Orchid by plantladylin Nov 20, 2018 2:35 PM 1
Warning by sedumzz Nov 14, 2022 4:43 PM 8

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