This product contains
|1||Ground Orchid, Spathoglottis Plicata (Purple) - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
About Ground Orchid
This easily grown terrestrial herb has pretty, arching broad leaves with prominent parallel veins and a few or large cluster of small flowers at the end of a long stalk as tall as 1 metre arising from a basal leaf axil.
The leaves emerge from round pseudo bulbs that become increasingly multiple and larger as the orchid matures.
|Plant Height||12 inch (30 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||6 inch (15 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Ground Orchid|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||2 feet.|
|Flower Colour ||White, Violet/Lavender, Light pink, Orange-Yellow.|
|Bloom Time ||Round the year.|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy.|
Planting and careAttach a bamboo stake to the orchids spike when it reaches around 12 inches tall with orchid spring clips spaced every 2 inches.Orchids need ample water but should be allowed to dry out some between waterings.
One way to check for watering is by poking your finger about an inch into the growing media.
If it is dry, give it some water; otherwise, let it be. Indoor orchid plants also need adequate humidity, about fifty to seventy percent.
There are various ways to increase the humidity in your home.
Place a water-filled saucer or tray of pebbles beneath plants, mist plants daily, or use a humidifier.
Ground Orchid care
|Sunlight ||Full sun to partial shade.|
|Watering ||Water thoroughly, then allow the surface and top layer of the planting media to dry out before you water it again.|
|Soil ||Orchid mixes or a combination of orchid mix and soil-less potting mix for general potted plants.|
|Temperature ||They like to live in the high 80s during the day and no cooler than 50 F. (10 C.) at night.|
|Fertilizer ||Fertilize the orchid with a reduced-strength 20-20-20 fertilizer tablet once a month by inserting it about 6 inches deep in the center of the growing medium.|
Ground Orchid uses
- Ground Orchids can do well in your flower beds almost year round
Ground orchids can be grown as potted plants
Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant Spathoglottis plicata?
Light: Full sun to light shade; many grow well in shade conditions. They should receive direct sunlight for at least part of the day.
Water: They should be kept moist, especially during the growing season when they need more water. However, make sure not to overwater to avoid root rot.
Temperature: Tropical temperatures, and about a minimum of 60 degrees at night. They should generally be kept in the 75 to 90 F range. They will not live in frost and should be kept out of freezing temperatures.
Soil: They like some organic material–a garden loam with some added peat should do nicely. Make sure their drainage is good, as well.
How to grow Spathoglottis plicata?
Separate some ground orchid plants from the main group, because ground orchids reproduce when you divide them. Plant them in separate pots or in the prepared ground three to six inches apart. They need space and loose soil for their roots to spread out. Water your ground orchid every five to twelve days, depending on the humidity in the environment. Allow the roots to dry out completely between waterings, or you risk killing them. Some orchids differ from ground orchids here and need their roots kept moist. Do not let the leaves on an orchid stay wet, or the plant may rot. Dry them with a cotton ball or tissue. Keep your ground orchid in low-light or somewhat shady areas. If you have it in a pot indoors, put it in a window behind a curtain. In a flower bed, you might want to construct a trellis over your orchids to shade them and keep heavy rainfall off of them. If orchids get too much light, their leaves shade red. With too little light they turn dark green. You want bright green leaves on your orchids. Deadhead your ground orchids by cutting the stems with flowers that have finished blooming and now wilt. This helps the plant continue to bloom. Check for dead or dying flowers every few days. If your plant stops blooming, cut the stem at a node or knob below the flower with gardening shears.
Saturday, 14 March 2020
A happy customer ?? But like could the rate be a bit reasonably else all good ... thanks
Friday, 28 February 2020
Rare new variety?
Thursday, 20 February 2020
This plant is exactly what I wanted.
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