White Egret Flower Profile

Written by LisaSmith

Dec 05 2020

White Egret Flower Profile

White Egret Flower - Habenaria radiata (syn. Pecteilis radiata), native to Korea, Taiwan and Japan, belongs to the Orchidaceae, and 12 species are known to be recorded. English name: White Egret Flower, scientific name Habenaria radiata. Because White Egret Flower is very beautiful, the number has been drastically reduced due to excessive harvesting. It is already an endangered plant and ranks third among the ten exotic plants. White Egret Flower is a native plant in southern Africa. It usually grows in arid and barren desert areas. This kind of flower grows underground. Except for flesh-like flowers exposed on the ground, it releases a corpse stench that attracts dung beetles. Corpse beetle. The true function of the beautiful bright red flower is a trap that attracts beetles into the flower, and then traps these beetles until they die. It absorbs the nutrients from the dead beetle. Flowering period July to September, white flowers, pedicels 20-50 cm high, with underground stems. Flower language is mysterious.

White Egret Flower Picture

Habenaria radiata
Habenaria radiata

Morphological characteristics of White Egret Flower

Hydnora africana is a native plant in southern Africa. It usually grows in arid and barren desert areas. This flower grows underground. Only flesh-like flowers are exposed on the ground. They are usually hidden in the bushes that act as hosts. It is difficult for people It can only be found through its unpleasant smell. Hydnora africana, belonging to sixteen "notorious" beautiful plants worldwide, is a plant of the genus Euphorbia. It is a native plant of southern Africa. It usually grows in arid and barren desert areas. It is usually called steppe-type euphorbia in Namibia. It is a silver-gray succulent shrub that can reach up to two meters in diameter and has a root Hard as wood and shaped like a honeycomb. 

White Egret Flower's growth habit and distribution

Sunshine: full day or half day
Management: When the upper part of the local area withers, it must be moved to a shaded place for storage
Moisture: White egret flower loves moisture; from spring to autumn, the surface of the pot soil is dry and white, and water should be adequately supplied; the high temperature in summer will cause the potted plants to become sultry and get too wet, so pay special attention when watering.
In winter, the upper part of the ground will wither, so you need to water it every 2 to 3 weeks, and keep the pot soil slightly moist.
Distribution: white egret flower is common in sunny and humid places.

Habenaria radiata

How to reproduce White Egret Flower

White Egret Flower is commonly used to propagate by seed, and it has better reproductive properties.

White Egret Flower is distributed in the wetlands of Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The flower shape resembles an egret flying, and the potted plants are of high ornamental value. White Egret Flower seeds are difficult to germinate under natural environmental conditions, and the bulb reproduction rate is low, generally only 2 to 3 times.

Habenaria radiata