Chinese Crown Orchid (Eulophia graminea)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Chinese Crown Orchid

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

Large leaves in the background are Stictocardia

Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jan 20, 2020 12:00 PM

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.

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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
ID on mystery bulbs on mulch by CMAW Oct 18, 2020 11:23 AM 6
Help me to identify this cymbidium species by taji Sep 19, 2020 7:31 AM 4
My first orchid bloom. by hlutzow Aug 2, 2020 10:52 PM 4
Plant identification by cindylu42 Jan 20, 2020 11:21 AM 7
Onion like plant by Seedhar Nov 18, 2019 10:55 AM 6
Bulb identification by Danacarl Oct 22, 2019 6:33 AM 9
Bulb plant ID by SALL20 Aug 29, 2019 3:03 PM 3
ID plants by kidglovs Aug 6, 2019 12:53 PM 14
Anyone know what this is? by BigBuckBrad Jan 19, 2019 7:48 PM 8
Is this some sort of orchid? by jmpminfla May 6, 2017 5:18 PM 5

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