Spiranthes odorata

Marsh lady's tresses

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Midground
Difficulty: medium
Growth: slow
Range and localities: 

östliche und südöstliche USA, südlich bis Süd-Florida

Common names: 
  • Marsh lady's tresses

  • Neottia odorata Nuttall
  • Spiranthes cernua var. odorata (Nutt.) Correll

Misapplied names: 
  • Spiranthes cernua

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
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Botanical name [?]: Spiránthes odoráta (Nutt.) Lindl.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Spiranthes



References and further reading:
  1. Spiranthes odorata in Flora of North America, online version (, accessed 30 August 2013)
  2. USDA, NRCS. 2013. The PLANTS Database (, 30 August 2013). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. (Entry Spiranthes odorata
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 15 to 28 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 26 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 18 °dKH
pH value 6 to 7.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: slow

Propagation: Proliferating roots, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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