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Jewel orchid

Goodyera pubescens

This native terrestrial orchid produces basal rosettes of striking silvery-veined evergreen foliage. Small white flowers are borne on single slender stems about 6 to 10 inches tall in late summer.

CareThis easy-to-grow, hardy orchid requires shade and rich, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Mulch with composted hardwood bark or conifer needles.

PropagationDivide rhizomes in spring once the plant is established.

ProblemsAphids, spider mites, and mealybugs.

  • Genus : Goodyera
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Flower Color : White
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