Anacamptis grow and care – orchid herbaceous geophyte of the genus Anacamptis also known as Orchis morio, Anacamptis perennial deciduous used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Leaves color green the leaves linear shape and grow connected from the bulb.
Flower color purple, pink, white or red with dots and stripes the flower can more than one color, the flowers grow on stem inflorescence, flower structure is like little purple paper angel.
Slightly alkaline, well-drained soil, bloom in moist soil, in frost area need to take the bulb to dry area
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (rhizome)
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? Yes (much easier)
Difficulties or problems when growing: Hard to grow it outside the wild
Planting season: Autumn / Spring
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: In the middle of the summer
How to prune: Old leaves
Size of the plant? 10-50 cm, 4-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Summer, in hot climate Winter / Spring
General information about the flower: Little paper angel shape flower, the color purple, pink, white or red with dots and stipes the flower can more than one color, the flowers grow on stem inflorescence