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    Thunia alba

    • Thunia alba
    • Thunia alba
    • Thunia alba

    This orchid is rarely found for sale in the U.S. A native to SE Asia, this deciduous species quickly grows into a 4' plant that resembles bamboo with its oppositely alternating blue-green leaves. The fragrant, crystalline white flowers have a hairy, burnt orange lip and are held on a terminal inflorescence of 5-10 flowers. 

    The plant grows very quickly starting early spring but rarely produces more than one cane per year. In the fall the leaves will fall off and the plant will remain dormant all winter. We withhold water until the new growth is 2" tall the following spring. After the new growth reaches a foot or so we cut off the old cane and lay it flat on a moist substrate and eventually babies will grow at the nodes.

    Water moderately during growth period, very bright indirect light, cold (winter)-warm (smr)

    Primary Color:
    Light Requirements:
    Bright, Indirect Sun, Direct Sun
    Bloom Season:
    Smells Nice
    Current Plant Size:
    Mature Plant Size:
    Species vs Hybrid:
    Temperature Range:
    Hot, Warm, Intermediate, Cool, Cold

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Shipping Info

1 plant-$11.00,   2 plants-$14.50,   3 plants-$18.00,   4 plants-$21.50,   5 plants-$25.00,   More than 5 plants but less than $150- $28.50,   $150 or more- Shipping is free! 

A box warmer is included in your shipment, free of charge, if needed to ensure plant's well being. Other sellers charge up to $4 for this! We ship USPS Priority only.

International shipping is the cost of postage + $5 for packing costs, usually $30-35 for orders up to 1 kilo. Over a kilo is only a bit more, so multiple plant orders are more cost-effective. 3 adult plants or 10 seedlings usually weigh about a kilo. We ship by U.S. Postal Service priority mail. You can check out postage rates at

We can do phyto and CITES for additional cost upon request. All applicable paperwork is the responsibility of the purchaser.

To place international orders please email us!

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