Orchid Tacca Cristata is a plant of genus that is characterized by extremely beautiful flowers. It is categorized under family Orchidaceae and native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of Asia and Australia such as the Himalayas and the Phillipines. Orchids have around 30000 species, most of its vivid varieties are found in Asia’s Himalayan region.
Orchid Tacca Cristata
Height : 6 to 12 inch
Potting Medium : Soil mix
Pot Type : 4 inch pot
Orchids are populare for their beautiful flowers and aesthetic qualities, they are used as decorative plants in homes, offices, and public places. Most people admire them for their beautiful exotic appearance, some have found medicinal implications for them too, Orchid is believed to possess medicinal properties that can help treat cancer, strengthen the immune system, improve eyesight, curing sore throat, diarrhea, and gum disease.
Orchid Tacca Cristata Introduction
Orchids are an ever-popular indoor potted plant and adapt to different types of environments which is one of the reasons they are popular and so easy to maintain. Except for areas with extreme hot or cold weather, Orchids practically grow everywhere in the world. Though there are hundreds of varieties of Orchids, overwhelming majority are one of two varieties below:
Phalaenops is also known as moth orchids, these orchid plants have round flowers usually white, purple or pink, or some combination with a pronounced lip that grow on a single tall stalk arising from a whorl of fleshy, oval leaves.
Dendrobium, also called cane orchids, they have smaller flowers of typically white or purple color that grow in rows on stalks that arise from thick canes. Dendrobium leaves are narrow and emerge from the sides of the cane.
Orchid Tacca Cristata Care
Use good drainage orchid potting mix and keep it lightly moist.
This is a shade loving plant, keep it in bright indirect sun light.
Spray water on it thoroughly every day in summer and moderately in winters.
Avoid over-watering as this may tend to turn leaves yellow and root-rot.
Fertilize it with a orchid fertilizers every month for better flowering.
It loves moderate warmer conditions and thrives in temperature range 16 – 32 C.
Keep it at airy place with good ventilation and use orchid pots.
Don’t place it where it will get cold drafts, heating vents or direct sunlight.
Provide a mild, warm and somewhat humid environment, blooms will last for weeks.