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Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcata.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Neofinetia
Species: Neof. falcata
Binomial name
Neofinetia falcata
[Thunb.]H.H. Hu 1925

Neofinetia falcata is an species in the genus Neofinetia.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with a single 3 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing on deciduous trees in the forest of Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands


Plants are grown in pots with sphagnum moss or medium bark in cool to intermediate temperatures. Plants can be mounted on cork or treefern slabs. Grow under bright lights. Water regularly, about once every three days. Reduce watering during the winter to about once a week. They require good air circulation.


Image Name Description
Neofinetia falcata 'Koyou'.jpg Neofinetia falcata 'Koyou' Sepals and petals are dark pink, lip is dark pink
Neofinetia falcata 'Hisui'.jpg Neofinetia falcata 'Hisui' Sepals and petals are green, lip is white


Common Names: The Wind Orchid


  1. Aerides thunbergii Miq. 1866
  2. Angorchis falcata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Angraecopsis falcata (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914
  4. Angraecum falcatum [Thunb.]Lindley 1821
  5. Finetia falcata [Thunb.]Schlechter 1817
  6. Holcoglossum falcatum [Thunb.]Garay 1972
  7. Limodorum falcatum Sw 1799
  8. Nipponorchis falcata [Thunb.]Masamune 1934
  9. Oeceoclades falcata [Thunb.]Lindley 1833
  10. Oeceoclades lindleyi Regel 1866
  11. *Orchis falcata Thunb. 1784
  12. Orchis fuciflora Crantz 1769
  13. Vanda falcata (Thunb.) Beer 1854