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Orchid / Ground
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Orchid / Ground

Latin Name:

BLETILLA

Plant Type:

Orchid

Description:

Terrestrial orchids with the pseudobulbs partially in the ground. Narrow leaves and flowers arch from the top of the pseudobulbs.

Uses:

Decorative pot plants, Specimen

Origin:

China, Japan

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

DG

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

40-65°F, 4-16°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in low to bright indirect sunlight coming from the North/East

Soil Type:

Use a GOOD rich potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well), such as an African violet mix. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part peat, a little coarse sand or perlite, a little humus (leaf mold) Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and reduce water during the winter. Do not use rainwater as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Use a fertilizer specifically designed for orchids every two to three weeks.

Plant Pests:

Prone to scale and spider mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Division in the spring. Early to midsummer, Midsummer to frost After dividing plant, pot in the plant’s regular potting mix.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water. Never let this plant dry out.

Is Genus:

Yes

Flower Color:

Pink, Purple, White

Growth Rate:

Average

Hardiness Zones:

5 to 8

Height:

12

Width:

4

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