The Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major) looks like a tiny duck in flight. This amazing orchid is native to southern and eastern Australia where it grows in wooded or swampy areas along the coast near eucalyptus trees . Although its form is striking, its small size makes this orchid difficult to spot in its natural environment.
Flying Duck Orchid Description
The flying duck orchid plant produces one leaf and a tall spike that holds one to two blooms. The flowers are less than an inch in size, often between ½ and ¾ of an inch and are held on tall slender stems. The entire plant reaches a height of 20 inches. The green and brown blooms camouflage well into their natural habitat.
Can You Grow Flying Duck Orchids as Houseplants?
Growing Flying Duck Orchids as houseplants is not possible for two major reasons.
For now, you will need to enjoy images of the Flying Duck Orchid and hope that someday soon the plant will be cultivated and available as a houseplant.