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Common name:
Nun's Orchid, Nun's Cap Orchid, Red Crane Orchid, Swamp Lily, Veiled Nun Orchid
Regional name:
Manipuri - Nongmai Mani
Groundcovers, Shrubs
Semi shade, Shade growing
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
March, April, May, June, July
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Single flower has many colors viz., White, Brown, Pink
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Spread or Width:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Form:
Spreading, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Fragrant flowers or leaves
  • Auspicious or Feng Shui plant
  • Rare Plant or difficult to get plant
  • Good for Cut flowers
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Hanging or weeping growth habit
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Less than a hundred

Plant Description:

- A beautiful plant when not in bloom - a stunning plant when in bloom.
- Plant has long arching green leaves that form a neat rounded clump in pots or the ground.
- Nation - North East India, Yunnan, (China) Myanmar (Burma) & Thailand.
- It egg shaped pseudobulbs give rise to an erect, 100 to 120 cm tall spike bearing 15 - 25 flower.
- The flowers face downwards and appear hooded - hence the name Nun's orchid.

Growing tips:

- This impressive ground orchid thrives in well areated soils.
- It grows usually in the ground, in the humus or decomposed leaves of spare open forests.
- Grow well in shade to semi shade.
- Regular watering required - especially in the hot summer months.
- A potting mix of equal parts of 2 to 4 cms pieces of coconut husk chips, wood charcoal, brick bats and dry manure pieces is perfect. Add a teaspoon of bonemeal to five litres of this mixture.
- Plants can be potted using this mix. If you are growing them in the ground - we would prefer a raised bed using this mix. (As dug out beds may get flooded in the monsoon)