Foxtail orchid plants (Rhynchostylis retusa) are named for the long inflorescence that resembles a fluffy, tapering fox tail. The plant is distinctive not only for its beauty and unusual range of colors, but for its spicy aroma that is released in the evening when temperatures are warm. Read on to learn more about growing and caring for Rhynchostylis orchids. How to Grow Rhynchostylis Foxtail Orchid Growing foxtail orchid isn’t difficult, and is largely a matter of replicating the plant’s natural environment. Rhynchostylis orchids are epiphytic plants that grow on tree trunks in warm, tropical climates. Foxtail orchid plants don’t do well in direct sunlight, but they thrive in filtered or dappled light. However, they can tolerate brighter indoor light during the fall and winter.
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