Do you have a “black thumb”? Epiphytes make an ideal gift for those who can’t seem to grow anything! (Hint: Many orchids are epiphytic, meaning they do not grow on the ground.)
The ghost orchid blooms just once a year, typically in June, July and August. Since the ghost orchid’s roots blend so well with the tree bark, the striking white flower looks as if it is suspended in midair. Learn More about what keeps this species in existence.
The Fakahatchee Strand, which was formed by erosion, is an elongated channel in limestone bedrock that has accumulated deep organic soils, or peat, over hundreds of years. Home to several rare and endangered plant species, such as the ghost orchid, the Fakahatchee has been designated an “area of critical concern” by the State of Florida in order to preserve its natural resources. Learn More
The ghost orchid’s appearance is quite unusual in that it resembles a flying white frog. That’s right, a flying white frog! Only found in Florida too. Did we mention it’s Florida’s Birthday today?
Today, in 1845 Florida became a State. Did you know that found only in Florida is the Ghost Orchid which grows without ever touching the earth. Learn More
Did you know that after pollination, it takes an orchid seed approximately seven years to mature into a flowering plant. Once an orchid blooms, it will rest for several months.
Found only in Florida is the Ghost Orchid which grows without ever touching the earth. Learn More