The White Egret Orchid is named in flight for its beautiful flowers which have a striking resemblance to an elegant white egret. This hardy terrestrial orchid, native to Japan, sometimes called the fringed orchid, needs well-drained, moderate to constant moisture soil, and full to partial sunlight. The small, fleshy strap-like foliage, appears in the spring but does not bloom until the late summer. When in bloom, however, on one flower spike there may be more than twelve white blossoms, which will bloom for weeks.
- Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. This will soften the seed coat and allow it to absorb water.
- Place the seed in a pot of soil and cover it with about 1/4 inch of soil.
- Keep the pot in a warm, humid environment until you see roots coming out of the soil.