Plant of interest
Something quite different




The Theymitra orchid is sometimes referred to as the Sun Orchid, this is because the flowers have a tendency to close up on cloudy day and at night.

They are terrestrial, perennial, sympodial and deciduous plants which are endemic to Australia and grow in the southern and eastern seaboard of the continent.

The growth emanates from tubers which have very fine roots to produce a raceme of many flowers which are quite different to other orchids. This is due to almost all segments being the same size.

Plants can be grown in a very free draining mix of compost in very bright warm sunny conditions, flowering occurs in spring to summer. Colours range from pink, blue, purple yellow and red, some have small spotting.