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Polyrrhiza (Polyradicion) lindenii

This is a discussion on Polyrrhiza (Polyradicion) lindenii within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The Ghost Orchid. These plants are completely leafless, with photosynthesis taking place only in the ...

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    The Ghost Orchid. These plants are completely leafless, with photosynthesis taking place only in the roots. They have to be kept warm, wet, and dank, meaning very little to no air movement.

    The plant here is about the size of the first joint of my thumb. It has another six years or so to grow before it'll even *think* about blooming.
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    Well that is certainly different.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    6 years...do you have that much patience ???? Had a friend that tried one of those..kept it in a bell jar...it died. Good Luck Louis.

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    I would wager that 95%+ of these "Ghost Orchid" seedlings sold are crispy within weeks or months. The Orchid Thief book and movie has sold a LOT of these.

    Let us know how it goes, Louis. I wish you the best of luck!

    You see these sold on Ebay from time to time as well as from the ghost orchid flasker in Florida.

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