Plant Care Elegant Rein Orchid

Elegant Rein Orchid

Also known as

coast piperia, elegant piperia, hillside rein orchid, many-flowered piperia, seaside rein orchid and wood rein orchid


Platanthera elegans

How to care for Elegant Rein Orchid


How often to water your Elegant Rein Orchid

Water needs for Elegant Rein Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Elegant Rein Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Elegant Rein Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elegant Rein Orchid: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elegant Rein Orchid love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Elegant Rein Orchid does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Elegant Rein Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elegant Rein Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Elegant Rein Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Elegant Rein Orchid

Elegant Rein Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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