Cyanicula sericea

Cyanicula sericea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidioideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Caladeniinae
Genus: Cyanicula
Species: Cca. sericea
Binomial name
Cyanicula sericea
(Lindl.) S.D.Hopper & A.P.Brown 2000

Cyanicula sericea is a species of Cyanicula.


Plants bloom from winter to spring with many 5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in rock outcrops, sandy soils, and the forest of South West Australia at elevations of 5 to 250 meters


Grow plants in cool temperatures with moderate amounts of light. Plants require a summer dormancy. Withold watering and allow the medium to dry out during the summer and water regularly during the winter. Pot in a well drain terrestrial mix of sand, soil and peat.


Common name: The Silky Cyanicula, The Silky Blue China Orchid


  1. *Caladenia sericea Lindl. 1840
  2. Pentisea sericea (Lindl.) Szlach. 2001

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