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- Anoectochilus formosanus
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Anoectochilus formosanus is part of the Orchidaceae family and its native range is Hong Kong, S. Nansei-shoto to Taiwan. This terrestrial orchid has dark reddish green ovate leaves with an attractive silver-white veining. It has a creeping, ascending, rhizomatic growth habit.
Genus name comes from the Ancient Greek words anoiktos (ἀνοικτός) meaning "opened" and cheilos (χεῖλος) meaning "lip". Specific epithet comes means of or relating to Formosa or people of Formosa (Taiwan).
Pot: ø 6cm.
Height: Approximately 6cm from base of pot.
Light: These plants grow on the forest floor in their native environment. Indirect light or shade, between 250-400 foot-candles. It is important for the plant to see the sky in order to survive.
Water: Anoectochilus formosanus prefer the moss to be kept moist - providing that the plant is receiving adequate light.
Potting medium: Sphagnum moss or a mix of coco chips, coco coir, pine bark, perlite and worm castings, it’s also beneficial to add a layer of sphagnum moss to the top to keep the temperature up and moisture in.
Fertilising: Feed your plant monthly during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: 16-28°C; 22˚C is considered ideal during the day with cooler night temperatures.
Humidity: Higher humidity is best (80%), these plants work well in a terrarium. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray, under a cloche or using a humidifier.
Anoectochilus formosanus is non-toxic.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.